BBQ Beef Ribs

Total Time:
11 hr 20 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
8 hr
Cook:
3 hr 15 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 slabs BBQ beef ribs
  • Rub:
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Prepare the grill for indirect heat using hickory and charcoal and heat to 250 degrees F.

Place the ribs on a clean cutting board and pull off the membrane, the thin fatty skin that lines the underside of the ribs. Trim the ribs of excess fat and meat.

For the rub: Whisk together 2 tablespoons salt, brown sugar, paprika, chile powder, cumin and pepper. Rub the beef ribs with the seasoning and place on a sheet tray, cover with plastic wrap, and if time, let marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.

For the glaze: Add the maple syrup, apple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, chile powder, cayenne, salt and pepper to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until syrupy, about 8 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon on occasion.

Remove the ribs from the refrigerator. Place the ribs meatier-side-down on the grill away from the coals. Cook the beef 3 hours, adding more coals as needed. Turn and cook until the ribs "bend" and the meat easily separates from the bone using a fork, about 45 minutes more. Brush on the glaze to the ribs and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove and slice into individual ribs.


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    Question did you use ancho chile pepper or ancho chile pepper because the recipe calls for ancho chile pepper but in the video he says ancho chile powder
    Delicious, my first Neely recipe. I don't have a bbq so I broiled lightly on each side, then finished baking off in low oven for 3 hours, covered w/ foil & remove 15 minutes before done. Sauce was great, a little less honey next time...Winner ...my hubby loved for Super Bowl !!! 
    Question did you use ancho chile pepper or ancho chile powder because the recipe calls for ancho chile pepper but in the video he says ancho chile powder 
     
    We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and have escalated to our culinary team for clarification.
    These ribs were the best ribs I have ever eaten. Spicey and sweet, but not too spicey. After I did the spice rub and let them sit overnight in the refrigerator, I put them on a rack on a rimmed cookie sheet that had water in it and into a 250 degree oven for 3 hours. Then brushed glaze onto them and put them onto a hot grill for about 5 min. They were moist and full of flavor.
     
    I served them to my family and everyone loved them. I will definitely make them again!!
    Question did you use ancho chile pepper or ancho chile powder because the recipe calls for ancho chile pepper but in the video he says ancho chile powder 
     
    These ribs tasted amazing... the dry rub is perfect with the cumin and other flavors and then the sauce just seals the deal. Made it for beach week 2k12 and it was a hit by all 12 guys in the house. Also had the dry rub and sauce used on cut up chicken breasts... the turnout was simply spectacular. I might have to say possibly even better than the ribs
    Question did you use ancho chile pepper or ancho chile powder because the recipe calls for ancho chile pepper but in the video he says ancho chile powder 
    These ribs were the best my family loved them so much. Instead of using the grill, I cooked them in the oven. I covered them with foil for 3 hours at 350 degrees and then unceovered with the glaze for 30 minutes. They came out great. Thank you Pat and Gina.
    Question did you use ancho chile pepper or ancho chile powder because the recipe calls for ancho chile pepper but in the video he says ancho chile powder 
    This is a keeper recipe. Just delicious. Our company and us loved it. Thank you Neelys!!:
     

     
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    Question did you use ancho chile pepper or ancho chile powder because the recipe calls for ancho chile pepper but in the video he says ancho chile powder 
    OMG!!! This was delicious! My family loved it! My only regret was I did not make enough glaze. The sauce was also delicious. Will make again, and again and again!
    Question did you use ancho chile pepper or ancho chile powder because the recipe calls for ancho chile pepper but in the video he says ancho chile powder 
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