Baked short ribs is a favorite dish I like to make for my gatherings with my extended family. This dish can be made using the oven. And I like to cook them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The short ribs cooking time is key for a tasty and fall-apart tender meat. Here’s the question. How long to cook short ribs in oven at 350 degrees? In this article, I like to share the answer as well as other tips for making oven-baked short ribs.
It takes 2 hours to cook short ribs in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This combination of cook temperature and timing allows for the short ribs to have fall-of-the-bone tender meat. At this temperature, you also get a browned and crispy exterior for the ribs that contrasts perfectly with the soft and melty meat. Before you remove the ribs from the oven, make sure that they are already done by sticking in the meat thermometer at the thickest part of the meat. You will want to see the short ribs register an internal temperature of 203 degrees Fahrenheit before removing them.
If you bake the short ribs at 400 degrees in the oven, you will get them ready fast in about 1 hour. But you will not find comfort in eating them because their meat will be tough. You are best off choosing slow cooking for your short ribs so that their tough fiber gets properly tenderized. A perfect temperature is 250 degrees which will have the ribs ready in 4 hours. While it gets you to wait a bit, it rewards you with an exceptionally delicate meat. You can also choose 275 degrees F to reduce the cooking time and get the ribs just as tender and melty. 2.5 hours is enough for the ribs to reach this result at 275 degrees in the oven.
If your aim is to get crispy ribs, 350 degrees is the maximum you can go for. A whole bake session at a crisp-friendly temperature, like 400 or 425 degrees, is not favorable as it won’t cook the tough ribs properly. The 350 degrees option gives you a perfect balance of tender and crispy. While the crust isn’t exceptionally crunchy, it may be enough to satisfy your desire for something nice and crispy. If the crisp is not important for you, slow cook the short ribs at 250 or 275 degrees to get the most tender meat possible.
If you want the best of both worlds, choose a combination of a high and a low temperature to cook your short ribs. Bake first at 400 degrees for 20 minutes to lay the foundation of a crust. Then roast at 350 degrees for 1.5 hour or at 250 degrees for 3 hours.
Here’s the recipe for cooking short ribs in the oven.
If you are not a fan of crispy ribs, this method is for you. Wrap the short ribs in tin foil and bake them at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Then remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes. This is important to do to prevent the ribs from being too moist.
Convection forced air is also a solution. It provides a shorter cooking time with a better circulation of hot air around the ribs. Unlike the foil method, you also get a generous crust since the ribs are exposed to the high temperature for creating the crust.
There are numerous side dishes that enhance short ribs. If you want a no-fuss recipe, there is nothing easier than roasted veggies. Just put the veggies on the baking sheet next to the ribs and you got the main course and side dish cooking at the same time. You can combine the ribs with a glass of red wine and sautéed mushrooms. The earthy mushrooms complement well with the tart wine and savory ribs. If you want to calm down the savory flavors of the ribs with something sweet and creamy, you can try mashed potatoes, polenta, and mac and cheese. Not only are they delicious and creamy, they are also rich and filling which guarantees your guests’ and family’s hunger will be fully satisfied.
The short ribs internal temperature is to hit 203 degrees Fahrenheit for a fully done meat. Since the thicker part of the meat will cook longer, the temperature should be taken at that part.
It takes 1 hour to bake the short ribs in the oven at 400 degrees. At this temperature, you will get a crispy crust for the short ribs.
Yes. Short ribs are beef. This is the cow version of the pork ribs.
The short ribs comes from the front portion of the cow’s rib cage. More specifically, this is a cut at the bottom half of the front rib cage
I normally portion 2 short ribs per persons. This is pretty filling for an adult if you add extra side dishes.
It takes 1.5 hours to cook short ribs in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The result is a short ribs with very tender meat and a slight brown crispy exterior.