Hot & Sticky Venison Ribs With Brew Berry BBQ Sauce

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Another favourite from Ted Reader, King of the Q!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 meaty racks venison side ribs (1 1/2 - 2 lbs each)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • 2 (10 ounce) bottlestasty ale (your favourite)
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 12 cup brown sugar
  • 14 cup honey
  • 14 cup hot sauce (Louisiana style)
  • 2 tablespoons gourmet style barbecue sauce (your favourite)
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. In medium bowl, combine Cajun seasoning & salt; rub ribs with spice mixture, pressing the spices into the meat to adhere.
  2. Lay onion & jalapenos in the bottom of a roasting pan, top with ribs and add ale.
  3. Cover & braise/roast in a preheated 375F oven for 1 ½ - 2 hours, until meat is tender & bones can be easily pulled from the meat.
  4. Mash half the berries, then whisk together with the butter, brown sugar, honey, hot sauce, BBQ sauce and salt & pepper to taste; set aside for basting.
  5. Remove ribs from pan & discard braising liquid; grill ribs at medium-high (450 – 500F), basting liberally with the sauce, for 8 – 10 minutes per side.
  6. Remove from grill, slice between bones & serve with extra sauce; garnish with remaining blueberries.
Most Helpful

5 5

Well it was a first eating deer ribs - wish they had been meatier. Loved the blueberry bbq sauce. Your pic showcases them so moist and yummy - I think next time I will make sure the meat is totally sitting in the beer while braising and perhaps hubby overdid them on the bbq. Will share this recipe with the other hunters.

5 5

Fantasmic! This takes ordinarily tough and dry deer ribs to a culinary masterpiece worthy of a 5 star restauraunt! DH inhaled them and went for more and said they were the BEST he ever ate. Thanks Country Lady!