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"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard


Friday, September 20, 2013

BBQ Beef Ribs

Beef ribs - a tasty summer treat!  I usually make pork ribs, which are a great meal on the barbecue, but I saw beef ribs on sale in the grocery store and decided to give them a try.   

The ribs came in a full rack, but the meat shrank on the bone and ended up looking a bit like short ribs in the once cooked.

First, I braised the ribs in beer!  Cut the ribs into single-rib segments. 

Season with salt and pepper and nestle them into a baking dish.

Then pour beer over the whole thing to cover.  I used about 900mL of beer, or about 3 normal-sized bottles.  

I used this Flying Monkeys City and Colour Imperial Maple Stout.  It is, unfortunately, undrinkable.  It basically tastes like a shot of maple syrup.  But it worked well in this recipe and imparted a very maple-y flavour to the meat.  Normal stout (like Guinness) would work great, or any other beer.   

Cover the dish in foil and bake in a 325 degree oven for about 2 hours.  You can see that the meat shrinks dramatically as the fat renders out.  

Remove the ribs from the liquid and discard it.  Heat the grill.

Barbecue the ribs for about 10 minutes until heated through.

While on the grill, baste with barbecue sauce.  I used a bottled Asian-style sauce.  You can really use any sauce you like.  

I served these with fresh, local corn on the cob and home made caesar salad.  

Wonderfully delicious summer barbecue for a nice change of pace.  

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