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Slow Roasted Beef Short Ribs

No matter how you make these beef short ribs, they will taste delicious. However, the texture is best when they are done low and slow on the gas BBQ grill.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef recipe, beef short ribs, roasted short ribs
Servings: 4
Calories: 791kcal


  • 5 lbs (8-10) beef short ribs weight includes the bones

Dry Rub:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp savory
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  • Wipe excess moisture off short ribs with a paper towel.
  • Combine all the rub ingredients in a small bowl; then rub each rib generously with the mixture. At this point you may place the ribs in a sealed plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. This will produce the best flavor but it is not necessary.
  • To make on a gas grill: Light one side of the grill and when the temperature inside the grill reaches 300 ℉ place the ribs on the UNLIT side of the grill, close the lid and slow roast for about 3 hours, being careful to maintain the temperature.
  • In the oven: Preheat oven to 300 ℉. Place ribs on a rack in a roasting pan. Roast for about 3 hours.
  • You may cook them longer if you like your ribs with “fall off the bone” meat. This will probably take an additional hour.


May be made in the slow cooker too. Allow 8-10 hours on low and remove any accumulated liquid throughout the cooking time.


Serving: 2ribs | Calories: 791kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 79g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 1511mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 9.1mg