Really Great Beef Short Ribs

READY IN: 11hrs




  • In a small bowl combine paprika, chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, dry mustard and salt.
  • Rub into ribs all over to coat well (I would use plastic gloves for this).
  • Cover and marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 8 hours or overnight.
  • Heat oil in large Dutch oven or roasting pan.
  • Brown ribs well on all sides (this will probably take approximately 15-20 minutes).
  • Remove from pan; set aside in a bowl.
  • Discard all but a couple of tablespoons of fat from pot.
  • Add onions and garlic to pan.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add in 2-3 cups barbecue sauce, beer or wine, soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, Dijon mustard and chipotles (if using) mix to combine and bring to a boil.
  • Place the browned ribs in sauce.
  • Cover ribs tightly with heavy-duty foil (make a couple of holes in the foil to allow steam to escape) if your roaster has a lid, then just cover with the lid.
  • Bake ribs in a 325°F oven for about 2-1/2- 3 hours or until very tender.