Beef Short Ribs Recipe

Short ribs are one of the most popular cuts of beef, usually used for braised beef recipes, barbecue, baked with vegetables and several recipes using a crock pot or slow cooker. Beef short ribs are meatier, larger and more tender than pork spare ribs. In butcher terms, a full slab of short beef ribs will mean that it is about ten inches in length ad three to five inches thick, which contains between three to four ribs, boneless meat, tendon and fat. If that is too much for the beef short ribs recipe you have in mind, you can also ask the butcher to separate the ribs into shorter lengths, called the English cut, which is about two inches long. You can have a flanken cut, which is cut across the bones to a thickness of about half an inch. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to rib steak, you can have the short ribs cut into boneless steaks. Here is a recipe for barbecued beef short ribs.

For a unique brined and beer-simmered barbecued beef short ribs recipe you will need four to six pounds of beef short ribs, one cup each of kosher salt and granulated sugar, two quartz water and six bottles of lager beer and your favorite barbecue sauce. Mix the kosher salt, sugar and water into a two-gallon resealable plastic bag and agitate it until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Place the clean short ribs inside the bag, squeeze out most of the air, seal the bag and place inside the refrigerator for six to eight hours. After marinating, rinse the short ribs. Pour the beer into a large stock pot and place the rinsed short ribs inside. Top the ribs with about half an inch of cold water. Once the liquid is simmering, turn the heat to low and continue to cook the ribs for two hours.  Prepare your grill and when ready, place the ribs bone side down. Cover the grill and allow the ribs to cook for thirty minutes. Brush the ribs on all sides with barbecue sauce and continue to grill for an additional nine minutes with the grill covered. This recipe will serve four people.

It is quite easy to find a beef short ribs recipe when you search online. The recipe may be very simple or quite elaborate with plenty of seasonings and garnishing. For most people, the best recipe they have for beef short ribs is the one that involves slow cooking where the meat will be rendered very tender and easily separates from the bones.


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