Texas style smoked beef ribs

Texas style smoked beef ribs

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Ingredients / serves 4

  • 12-16 beef short ribs
  • ¼ cup mesquite wood shavings
  • 4 sprigs thyme, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • Marinade
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 pinch freshly ground cracked pepper
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups tomato passata
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp chilli falkes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Barbecue corn cobs and green salad, to serve


Combine ingredients for marinade and coat ribs in marinade. Cover and refrigerate for one hour, or preferably overnight.
Place a piece of foil inside a wok and place wood shavings, thyme and sugar on foil. Place over high heat until mixture starts to smoke. Place ribs on a circular rack that fits inside wok and cover wok with its lid. Reserve remaining marinade. Smoke for 15 minutes over medium heat.
Place ribs in a roasting dish lined with baking paper. Add one cup of water to the dish and cover tightly with foil. Cook in oven at 150C fan forced for 2 hours. Baste with reserved marinade then cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes at 180C fan forced to crisp up. Place any leftover marinade in a small saucepan with any cooking juices from the baking dish and bring to the boil.
Place corn on a barbecue or chargrill pan and cook for 10 minutes, turning regularly until cooked. Serve with ribs, a green salad and reserved reheated marinade.

Essential Tips

  • 1. Marinating your ribs overnight makes them more tender.
  • 2. Make a double batch of marinade and freeze half for next time.
  • 3. You can interchange short ribs with spare ribs.
  • 4. The ribs shrink during cooking, so if you are cooking for hungry guests, cook a few extra.

Texas style smoked beef ribs

Texas style smoked beef ribs
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