BBQ Beef Ribs

Sticky BBQ Beef Ribs Recipe

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Ratings (42)
  • Total: 3 hrs 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1484 Calories
60g Fat
61g Carbs
171g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

Ingredients

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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Trim excess fat from beef ribs.

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  3. Combine salt, pepper, and cayenne.

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  4. Rub over the ribs.

  5. Preheat grill and prepare for indirect grilling with a drip pan.

  6. Place ribs on grill over drip pan and close the lid.

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  7. Cook for about 3 to 3 1/2 hours over a medium low, indirect heat (try to keep the temperature under 265 F/130 C).

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

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  9. Heat over a medium-low temperature, stirring until even and warmed through.

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  10. When the ribs are nearly finished cooking, begin brushing the sauce on them until you get a thick coating.

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  11. Once cooked through, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

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  12. Cut into individual ribs and serve.

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  13. Make a little extra sauce to serve on the side.

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  14. Enjoy!