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Sweet and Sticky BBQ Beef Ribs

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 35 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 10 servings
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10 beef short ribs (about 5 inches by 2 1/2 inches)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 1/4 cups Nancy's Quick Fix BBQ Sauce, recipe follows

2 cups beef broth 

12 cloves garlic, smashed 

1 onion, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 

1 bottle stout beer 

Nancy's Quick Fix BBQ Sauce:

3 cups chunky medium salsa, such as Pace

1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 

2 tablespoons ground cumin 

2 tablespoons sweet paprika 


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Season the beef ribs with salt and pepper and place on a large baking sheet. Roast until the ribs start to brown, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together Nancy's Quick Fix BBQ Sauce, the broth, garlic, onions and beer in a large Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer the browned ribs to the Dutch oven meat-side down. Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F, cover the pot and transfer it to the oven. Braise the ribs until tender and cooked through, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  5. Prepare a grill for medium heat.
  6. Put the ribs on the grill (reserve the sauce in the pot) and grill, turning occasionally, until caramelized, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with the reserved sauce and serve.

Nancy's Quick Fix BBQ Sauce:

  1. Put the salsa, sugar, cumin and paprika in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sugar is dissolved, 8 to 10 minutes.
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