Easy Two-Ingredient, Oven-Baked BBQ Short Rib Recipe
Only Two Ingredients?
I know what you're thinking: only two ingredients? That's right! For these short ribs, all you need are two ingredients: the BBQ sauce and the short ribs.
I'm not a fancy cook. I don't have time to buy every little ingredient, prepare it, and hope it comes out like all of the perfect pictures you see online. I think simple is best, so that's why I came up with the two-ingredient BBQ short rib recipe. It's a no hassle recipe for a good set of short ribs.
- 2 Pounds of Short Ribs
- Famous Dave's BBQ Sauce, any variety, but I recommend Rich & Sassy
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- If frozen, make sure the ribs are defrosted. Either place them in the fridge the morning the day before you plan to make them, or, place them in room temperature no more than 6-8 hours before you plan to make them.
- Pre-heat the oven to 300°. This will allow the ribs to slowly cook to the right internal temperature.
- Place each individual short rib in a 13-by-9 inch baking dish. Make sure none of them are touching in the dish.
- Pour the BBQ sauce on to each rib and use the basting brush to ensure enough sauce is coated on each side. Feel free to use as much BBQ sauce as you want!
- Using tongs, flip each short rib upside down and baste the exposed bottom with the BBQ sauce.
- Flip the ribs right-side up, then baste a bit more BBQ sauce on the top.
- Cover the baking dish with tinfoil and place it into the oven.
- At the two and a half hour mark, remove the tinfoil and allow the ribs to cook for another half hour. This will allow the top of the ribs to darken and brown. If you see the juices go up halfway the smallest rib, then drain some of the juices.
- At the conclusion of that half hour, begin to test the temperature of the ribs. Technically they are done at the internal temperature of 145° degrees, however, they won't be at their best then. Instead, take them to 190° to 200° to get the ribs at their juiciest point. If you don't have a way to test the temperature, don't worry, they should be perfect at this point.
- Pull the ribs out of the oven and baste some more sauce on them, as desired. At this point, they are ready to serve!
Why Famous Dave's BBQ Sauce?
There are dozens of BBQ sauces out there to try, and you are welcome to try any you want. However, the moment I had Famous Dave's BBQ sauce, I was hooked. I couldn't go back to any other brand. Every time I tried something else, I didn't find it as satisfying. I use this sauce with all things that require BBQ sauce, including my short ribs.
There are many varieties of Famous Dave's BBQ Sauce available. However, as stated in the recipe, I prefer the Rich & Sassy. It doesn't kick too hard, and the flavor and smell are great on a set of ribs.
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||963|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 107 g||165%|
|Saturated fat 45 g||225%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 0 g|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 55 g||110%|
|Cholesterol 240 mg||80%|
|Sodium 128 mg||5%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Nutrition facts are an estimate only. If you use more BBQ sauce, those numbers may climb slightly. But if you are eating ribs with BBQ sauce, you don't care too much about nutrition, do you?
© 2017 David Livermore