Saturday, August 6, 2011

Easy Oven Baked BBQ Beef Ribs

Its the weekend and I really had no idea what to prepare for iftar, so off we went to the butcher to stock up on our supply as we were fresh out of everything, I could see the back wall of my freezer!

The butcher offered me a good deal on the beef ribs and I thought, sure I could make some stew and soup with them. But Amir & Sabrina suggested I make BBQ Ribs as they have been craving it for a while. We normally go to the local restaurant to have these and they cost $15.00 per plate which coincidentally is the cost of the 2 kg ribs we took home.

I trolled the net for the easiest recipe I could find and settled on this one from As usual I didnt have all the ingredients and tweaked it a bit but was pleasantly surprised with the end result....soft succulent, falling off the bone my kids and hubby calls it "best ribs they ever tasted"...oh they can be biased...but trust me, it is a richly flavoured dish, best of all the $15.00 fed all 4 of us and I saved half of it in the fridge for the next round.


4 lbs. short ribs of beef
4 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 tbsp. olive oil
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
3 tbsp. honey
3 tbsp. cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard or Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Heinz Chili Sauce or any BBQ sauce (I used Masterfoods BBQ sauce)
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Use a cast iron or other heavy wide skillet or pan that is also ovenproof with a lid.Remove any membranes (or silverskin) from short ribs.
Combine flour, salt, and pepper and rub into the ribs.
Brown them in the olive oil in a large skillet, turning as they brown. Add chopped onions, garlic and parsley.
When browned, pour off all but a small portion of the drippings remaining in pan. Add remaining ingredients.
Bring the sauce to a boil, then cover the pan and transfer to a preheated 325°F oven and bake for 90 minutes. Reduce heat to 250°F and bake for another hour or until ribs are fork tender, basting occasionally.
If you have time you can cook these ribs on the grill or in a smoker but I just left mine in the oven so I could work on desserts.

Bismillah and enjoy!

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