Texas Smoky Short Ribs

READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
Recipe by Leslie in Texas

This is not your traditional Texas barbequed ribs, but an easier version that is cooked in your oven. From a July 1985 issue of Bon Appetit in the "Cooking for Two" section featuring a Terrific Texas Barbeque. The recipe is easily doubled or tripled.

Top Review by JackieOhNo

I was so excited to find this recipe, because I had made the recipe back in 1985 when it was published, and I recall really liking it. However, while it was very good, it was not quite as wonderful as I recalled. I found that the cumin really overwhelms the barbecue sauce and, if that could be corrected, it would be truly wonderful. Thanks for sharing this old favorite!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine short ribs, half of onion, bay leaf and salt and pepper in large pot.
  2. Cover with cold water and bring to boil.
  3. Let boil 5 minutes, skimmimg foam from surface.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until ribs are tender, 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
  5. Drain ribs well, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.
  6. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  7. Add remaining onion,celery,bell pepper and garlic and cook until softened, about 10-12 minutes.
  8. Add reserved cooking liquid and remaining ingredients and simmer until sauce is thick, about 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Arrange ribs in baking dish, spoon sauce over and cover with foil.
  11. Bake until heated through, about 30 minutes.
  12. Serve immediately.

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