BBQ Beef Ribs

BBQ Beef Ribs
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  • 3 hrs 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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This is an easy way to prepare delicious, sticky beef ribs on your grill. Remember that the secret to indirect grilling is to make sure that the food doesn't get any direct heat at all. You will need to rotate the ribs occasionally to evenly cook them. The sauce in the recipe for is simple, yet delicious.  This will quickly become one of your favorite go to grilled beef rib recipes.

What You'll Need

  • 4 to 5 pounds/1.8 to 2.3 kg beef back ribs (about 10 ribs)
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL ketchup
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL honey
  • 1 4-ounce/120 mL can green chilies, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL dry mustard

How to Make It

1. Trim excess fat from beef ribs. Combine salt, pepper and cayenne. Rub over the ribs. Preheat grill and prepare for indirect grilling with a drip pan. Place ribs on grill over drip pan and close the lid. Cook for about 3 to 3 1/2 hours over a medium low, indirect heat (try to keep the temperature under 265 degrees F/130 degrees C).

2. To prepare sauce combine onion, honey, ketchup, chili peppers, garlic and mustard in a sauce pan.

Heat over a medium-low temperature, stirring until even and warmed through. When the ribs are nearly finished cooking, begin brushing the sauce on them until you get a thick coating. 

3. Once cooked through, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.  Cut into individual ribs and serve.  Make a little extra sauce to serve on the side.