5 Ways To Make Beef Ribs

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Delightful beef ribs

You may have been eating beef ribs all your life either at family barbecues or at a restaurant or diner – and they really are a delicious cut of meat. Although quite tough, most people like the ribs because of the marinade that goes with them and you will often see people sharing a rack of ribs as an entree as they are usually quite large.

1) Smoked Beef Ribs

You will need:

  • Ribs
  • Water
  • Dry rub or marinade of your choosing
  • Wood chips, such as hickory, cedar, cherry, plum, or alder

Some barbeques have smoking compartments – keep it air tight and allow to smoke to soak into the ribs. This could take 6 to 8 hours to do – you get great results but you will be waiting a long time to eat if you’re not prepared!

2) Oven Baked Beef Ribs

Add your dry rub or marinade of choice then brown the ribs in a skillet with oil. Create a sauce to allow ribs to cook – you will need:

4 tbsp. bacon drippings or olive oil
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
3 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 cup Heinz Chili Sauce or any BBQ sauce
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups beef broth
8-12 pearl onions, peeled
8-12 baby carrots, chopped

Oven bake at 325F for 90 minutes. Reduce heat to 250F, add pearl onions and carrots then bake for 1 hour more.

3) Braised Beef Ribs

The great thing about braised beef ribs is that everything can go into one pan – all the juices combine and soak into the meat making it tender and full of flavour.

4) Grilled Ribs

Marinade the ribs and wrap the rack in tin foil. Bake in oven at 300F for 2 and ½ hours then remove foil and grill for up to 8 mins.

5) Roasted Beef Ribs

2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp curry powder
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp coriander
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Juice of 1 to 2 lemons

Combine all ingredients and spread over ribs – allow to marinade for at least 1 hour. Broil in the oven for 2 and ½ hours at 325F.

Quick Recipe for Beef Ribs

If you don’t like waiting around but still want that beautifully tender meat, try firing up your BBQ. In your kitchen put the ribs, salt and pepper in a pot of water and place on medium heat for 15 minutes. Don’t let it boil.

Drain water from the ribs and baste them in olive oil. Place on grill and turn until brown on both sides. Cover with BBQ sauce and grill for another 3- 5 minutes.

These are delicious, but if you are cooking for someone for the first time and they haven’t seen you eat before, perhaps go for something a little more delicate – these beauties get very messy!

Find these and more recipes for beef ribs on Recipebridge.

Posted by vinnie February 21st 2013
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