Get your grill on! Holiday weekends call for some Big BBQ Beef Ribs!
The first holiday weekend of the summer is finally here! You’re heading up to the cottage or sweeping the patio to get ready to grill at home, right? Thinking about having the family or gang of friends over for your first meal on the deck? Well you need to think big – how about some Fred Flintstone-sized Beef Back Ribs? Oh man, these babies can feed a crowd!
If you have never prepared Beef Back Ribs before, here’s a tip: remove the Silverskin. That’s a thin, tough membrane on the back side of the ribs. It’s easy. Turn the rack of ribs over, start at one end and slide a chef’s knife under the membrane that covers the back. Make a small cut and loosen it with your knife, then grab it and pull it way. The ribs will still have a very thin membrane left, that’s O.K. it’s what keeps the ribs together. If you are buying your beef ribs at a butcher shop instead of grocery store, the butcher most likely has already removed it for you.
I like to start with a seasoning rub. In a small bowl mix 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Rub the mixture all over the top of the rack on the meaty side, press it in well. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
If you’re looking for simple ribs, then the seasoning rub is all you need. However, if you crave an extra layer of flavour like a moist and gooey glaze or thick and spicy barbecue sauce, you’ve come to the right place! Pictured on this post is my Spicy Pineapple Rum Glaze… stop licking your screen! It’s the perfect mix of sweet and spice. It has the just-right cling factor, so it sticks to every nook and cranny of the rib.
That’s it, go forth, eat beefy ribs and have an awesome holiday weekend!
- 1 rack Beef Grilling Back Ribs (about 7 ribs long, 3 lb./1.5kg)
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Season ribs with Seasoning Rub. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
- Roast on foil-lined baking sheet in 250°F (120°C) oven for 2 to 3 hours until crispy and browned. Cool slightly; cut into individual ribs.
- Meanwhile make Pineapple Rum Glaze or Bourbon BBQ Sauce. Use ½ for basting and reserve ½ for dipping.
- Grill oven-roasted ribs using medium heat, for 5 to 10 minutes, brushing generously all over with glaze or barbecue sauce, turning occasionally. Serve with reserved extra glaze or sauce for dipping.
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