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Beef Spare Ribs (pics)

NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,098
edited September 2013 in Beef
I needed beef ribs last weekend but my shop was out of beef backs.  

They had beef spare ribs so I decided to give it a shot.   I was happy with them -- they had a lot of flavor and a good amount of meat.  

 Beef Spare RIbs 
 I used this Rib Rub from Hilah Cooking
2 tablespoons black pepper 
1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
½ teaspoon dry mustard

Beef Spare RIbs 
I cooked them indirect at 250F for 2 hours:

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Then I put them in a shallow pan with 1/2 of a beer, wrapped them in foil, and put them back on for 3 hours.

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They were falling from the bone and delicious!

Beef Spare RIbs 
I threw together a barbecue sauce, but the ribs certainly didn't need it.

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Sauté 1/4 cup chopped onion and 2 cloves of minced garlic in 1 Tbs butter.
Add 1/2 cup beer and bring to a simmer. 
Then add 1 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 Tbs smoked paprika, 1 Tbs chili powder, and a dash of cayenne.
Simmer for 15 minutes until thickened. 
These measurements are approximate, so make sure you taste and add whatever you think it's missing. 
The ribs were so good, I had the leftovers for breakfast the next day! :) 

 More pictures and information HERE.
I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • gpsegggpsegg Posts: 308
    Looks fantastic as all your cooks do!
    George
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fl and Blue Ridge, Ga.
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  • Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 258
    Great cook.  It is going on my to do list.
    Dan
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  • YUMMMM !  Are you sure you're not a Texan?   :-O
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  • Kristi, those look great!  I bookmarked as well.  I have been in the mood for beef ribs.  I've cooked them a couple of times and they have been not as good as I hoped.  Your recipe gives me hope I can get it right!  Thanks!  

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  • Bookmarked as well. Beautiful.
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,339
    can you cook them straight through for 5 hours w/o the foil & beer?
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,544
    Nice! Bookmarked too.
    canuckland
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  • Nice, never tried beef just pork.  That looks wonderful.  
    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Good looking ribs. What did you do with the other half of the beer?

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  • Ragtop99 said:
    can you cook them straight through for 5 hours w/o the foil & beer?
    I'm sure you can.  I know some people cook pork ribs without wrapping.  I usually cook baby backs 3-2, but I decided to do these 2-3 because I was in between football games at the 2 hour mark. :)  

    @shtgunal3 -- it didn't go to waste ;) 
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519

    Thanks Kristy. This is one of those things that has always failed for me, the beef ribs.

    Have to try again now.

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,044
    NecessaryIndulg said:I usually cook baby backs 3-2, but I decided to do these 2-3 because I was in between football games at the 2 hour mark. :)  
     
    Now THAT'S proper scheduling!  
    :D
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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,315
    Very nice! Beef ribs has been on my list and I think they have moved to the top now.

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

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  • DfishelDfishel Posts: 104
    That look amazing
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519
    edited December 2013
    Kristy, its on. All prepped and on cherry and apple wood, smoking away. Got the foil pack ready. Will be served with Hilah's black bean soup and my own concoction of "wokked" green peas, onions, cumin seeds, and old white rice brought together with peanut oil.

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  • Kristi as always it looks fabulous I booked marked this and will be doing it soon 
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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 510
    Looks killer!
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,159
    Beef ribs rule. Nice job
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  • Look delicious.  The Spouse doesn't like beef ribs, but I sneak them in once in awhile.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
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  • chashanschashans Posts: 418
    Beautiful!  Very nice website also.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519

    OK, came out awesome. Could have been a lil more tender, but I blame it on ... below freezing ambient temps. (I know ;) )

    Pics will follow tomorrow.

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

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  • Aviator said:

    OK, came out awesome. Could have been a lil more tender, but I blame it on ... below freezing ambient temps. (I know ;) )

    Pics will follow tomorrow.

    Yay!  Glad you loved them!  :D
    Sorry about the tenderness thing and the below freezing temps . . . :/ 
    How was Hilah's black bean soup?  It looks delicious! 
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519
    Its the BOMB! Very tasty and there was nothing leftover. The spice mix was perfect. We had run out of carrots and just subed with a large red bell pepper.  Came out really well.

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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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  • Gave them a run this afternoon and they turned out amazing. Thanks for the recipe!
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 12,680
    TurtleTiger Sir you can count on any thing she posts. I have tried several of her recipes and they are always outstanding.

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  • They look great. I will be trying them soon!

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  • Kristi, looks great as always! Well, gonna try these! Thanks for another idea!
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 9,734
    Looks delicious!
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  • Gave them a run this afternoon and they turned out amazing. Thanks for the recipe!
    They look wonderful, @TurtleTiger! Thank you for letting me know! 
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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