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The PERFECT Salt and Pepper Ribs Recipe for Beef Ribs

Here’s the perfect option for your cookout this weekend. This salt and pepper ribs recipe for beef ribs is easy and delicious. You’ll love them.

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I live in North Carolina and I’m always grilling out, usually all year long.  We love ribs and cook them often so I thought I would write it up and take a couple of pictures.  

The secret to cooking these is low and slow.  They are super easy to prepare and you don’t have to stand over while it’s cooking.  It’s perfect if you’re having a party or have other things to do.  Scroll down to grab this recipe for salt and pepper ribs.

close up of salt and pepper beef ribs

Salt and Pepper Ribs Recipe for Beef Ribs

I’m not a huge spare ribs (pork) eater. I would much rather have beef ribs. Maybe I haven’t master cooking them yet. I like how these beef ribs are so tender and flavorful. I personally like them best without BBQ sauce because they taste so good without it.

Ingredients for Salt and Pepper Ribs

  • Beef ribs – You’ll need two racks. Mine came in a package that contained two.
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • BBQ sauce of choice- Optional (This is my favorite!)
overhead view of cooked ribs on cutting board

How to make Salt and Pepper Beef Ribs

Step 1

Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to a small bowl and mix. Rub all over the front and backs of 2 racks of beef ribs.

Step 2

Place ribs on foil and wrap tightly. Place on the grill set at 250F. I have a 5 burner grill and I turned on 2 burners at the lowest setting. It stayed right around 250F. You are going to cook this on low heat for a long time. You can use a charcoal grill too. I just don’t know how to regulate the temperature on one of those things!

Step 3

Cook for 1 hour.  Turn over and cook another hour.  Make sure the ribs are under over the burners that are on.

Step 4

Cook time is two hours, then you can add your barbecue sauce.  Cook for an additional 15 minutes.

The meat is tender and delicious.  You can eat with or without BBQ sauce.  I usually do one rack with and one without.   What’s your favorite BBQ sauce?  I’m always looking for new ones to try.

closeup of messy hands with ribs with lots of BBQ sauce

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Salt and Pepper Ribs Recipe for Beef Ribs

Here's the perfect option for your cookout this weekend. This salt and pepper rib recipe for beef ribs is easy and delicious. You'll love them.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ, cookout, ribs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 2 racks of beef ribs
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • BBQ sauce of choice

Instructions

  • Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to a small bowl and mix.
  • Rub all over the front and backs of 2 racks of beef ribs.
  • Wrap in foil and place on grill set at 250F.
  • Cook for 1 hour.  Turn over and cook another hour.
  • After 2 hours you may add your BBQ sauce.  Cook for an additional 15 minutes.
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