Beef Rib Marinade

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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes 1 cup (serves 8)
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This marinade adds a lot of flavor to your beef ribs. The acid from the lemon juice and vinegar will keep beef ribs nice and tender as they grill or smoke. While perfect for ribs, this mixture can also be used on flat steaks like, skirt , flat-iron, hanger, and flank steak.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup/60 mL lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL honey
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cayenne (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL ground black pepper

How to Make It

1. Mix  together all ingredients in a small bowl. Place ribs in a container large enough to lay one rack flat. Pour marinade over ribs, coating completely. Make sure to turn the rack of ribs a couple of times. Cover pan with plastic wrap and let sit in refrigerator for 12-24 hours.

2. Prepare smoker. Remove ribs from marinade and place in smoker.  While ribs are cooking, place any remaining marinade into saucepan and simmer over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes.

 Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Use a as a baste for ribs.

3. If making marinade ahead of time, store in air tight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days after preparation.

See Marinating Beef for specific marinating times.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 114
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 876 mg
Carbohydrates 13 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)