These oven-baked boneless beef ribs are so flavorful and super easy to make. Each rib is coated in a maple brown sugar sauce, seasoned perfectly, and baked until tender.
What’s better than beef ribs? Nothing really, if you ask me. Well, okay, one thing is better. Boneless beef ribs. This recipe is perfect for those times when you’re craving ribs but don’t want to put in hours of effort to make them. These boneless ribs are loaded with delicious flavor, but they don’t take a lot of time to prepare, making them a great family meal or addition to any party or potluck. The best part is that they use simple ingredients, and they’re made in the oven. There’s absolutely nothing fancy here, and you don’t need any sort of grilling or smoking experience to make them!
I’ve been making these ribs for years. I’d often make them for family dinners on Sundays so we could either have them for dinner the next day or, more likely, my kids and their friends could make snacks with them. These ribs are perfect for leftovers because you can turn them into things like quesadillas, burritos, and tacos with ease, which is what my kids and their friends often did.
Boneless Beef Ribs
We start with beef shoulder, boneless Texas-style ribs. Then, they’re combined with sweet brown sugar and maple syrup along with zest seasonings like Slap Ya Mama seasoning, black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, and more. It’s all thrown into a baking dish and baked for 2 ½ to 3 hours until it’s fall-apart tender and so juicy. We end up with a beef dish that’s full of juicy, tender flavor and that pairs perfectly with rice or potatoes and your favorite veggies. Then later, you can use it for other dishes. The leftovers are fantastic!
Why You’ll Love These Boneless Beef Ribs
- They’re oven baked, so you can make them rain or shine!
- They’re easy to make and the tender beef can be used in so many other recipes.
- They only take a few simple ingredients.
- Always spray your baking dish to prevent sticking.
- Basting helps keep the ribs tender, juicy, and full of flavor, so don’t skip that when you remove the foil.
- Make a BBQ version of this recipe using your favorite homemade or store-bought barbecue sauce in place of the maple brown sugar mix.
- You can make this with boneless pork ribs, as well.
- While you’ll have to boil your ribs for a bit before baking them, you can also make this recipe with bone-in ribs.
- A slow cooker is also a great way to cook these boneless beef short ribs.
What to Serve with Boneless Beef Ribs
These ribs are perfect with all of your favorite BBQ sides like:
- Mac and cheese
- Baked beans
- French fries
- Potato wedges
When are beef ribs done?
Check these ribs with a fork. If they break apart easily, almost shredding, they’re done.
Are boneless beef ribs the same as short ribs?
Boneless beef ribs aren’t actually ribs at all. They’re actually thick strips of meat cut from the chuck or shoulder of the cow.
Do boneless beef ribs taste like real ribs?
They absolutely do. Although they’re strips of chuck, the fat content and marbling mimic that of real ribs almost perfectly.
What temp should beef ribs be cooked to?
You should never have to check ribs for doneness based on internet temperature, as they’re cooked until the meat basically falls apart. However, if you really want to keep track, ribs should be at least 203 degrees.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Beef Ribs
You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat, place the ribs in a pan and cover it tightly with foil. Then, bake at 250 degrees for about 30 minutes or until hot.
Boneless Beef Ribs Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these ribs. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Beef shoulder Texas-style ribs, boneless
- Brown sugar
- Maple syrup
- Worcestershire sauce
For actual measurements and complete list of ingredients, check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How to Make Boneless Beef Ribs
It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps to make these delicious fall-apart boneless beef ribs.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Step 2: Combine the Sauce Ingredients and Coat the Ribs
Mix all the ingredients except for the ribs in a large mixing bowl. Then, add the ribs and mix to coat them well.
Step 3: Bake
Place the ribs in the baking dish, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 2 hours. Then, remove the foil, baste the ribs with juice, and cook uncovered for another 30 minutes or until tender. Enjoy!
Try These Delicious Boneless Beef Ribs Today
These delicious boneless beef ribs are tender, juicy, and loaded with all the flavor we love about ribs, but you can make them rain or shine! With no grill or smoker needed and using just a few simple ingredients, these ribs are the perfect dish to make whenever you want ribs with minimal effort. Serve them for dinner, parties, or almost any occasion, but just serve them. Once you do, I know you’ll find yourself making them again and again.
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Easy One Pot Goulash – A savory and delicious goulash recipe with ground beef, corn, elbow macaroni and more. Easy, hearty and so satisfying.
Crock Pot Chuck Roast – An easy slow cooked roast recipe with simple ingredients that whole family will enjoy.
And, here is a Salisbury Steak recipe from Great Grub, Delicious Treats that you will enjoy too!
Boneless Beef Ribs
- 3-4 pounds beef shoulder Texas style ribs, boneless
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Preheat oven to 325° and spray a 9×13 baking dish with on-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Using a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together, except ribs.
- Once everything is combined, add ribs and make sure they are coated well.
- Place in 9×13 baking dish, cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 325° for 2½ hours.
- Remove foil, baste ribs and place back in the oven uncovered for 30 more minutes or until tender.
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