Friday, May 18, 2007

Beef Short Ribs- Hawaiian Style

Cut from the rib portion, the short rib is a much meatier and much cheaper cut than pork babyback ribs. Hawaiian Ribs will have 3 cross-cut rib bones along the edge of each piece. Typically cut English style, this Hawaiian cut provides more meat per cut and makes for easier cooking, cutting and eating. You may have to ask the butcher for them to be cut this way.

5 Lbs. Beef Chuck Short Ribs (cut Hawaiian Style)
Seasoning (see * below)
B-B-Q Sauce

Let your meat sit out for about 30 minutes before seasoning. It will allow the juices to start moving in the meat and let the fats soften up slightly.

Rub the ribs with your choice of * barbecue seasoning, chili powder, salt and pepper or use my recipe for B-B-Q rub. Let seasoned meat sit out for another hour or cover well and refrigerate overnight.

Warm up your grill on high for at least 15 minutes. Cook ribs over a medium high flame watching them constantly. These ribs need can be cooked low and slow, but I recommend searing them like steak. I prepare mine to be meduim rare when done.

Add your favorite sauce at the end of grilling as the seasoning will flavor the meat well enough.

Great served with Fried Potatoes (homefries), flavored rice, cole slaw, peas, pasta salad or tossed salad.

Friday, May 11, 2007

B-B-Q Rub

I posted my B-B-Q Sauce Recipe a few days ago, but I only put the sauce on the meat at the end of grilling. I actually prefer very little or no sauce on my B-B-Q.

While preparing my meat to grill, I season it with a B-B-Q rub that I came up with myself. This recipe will cover about 4 lbs. of beef, chicken or pork.

1.5 T Beef Soup Base
1 t Seasoned Salt
1/4 t Celery Salt
1 t Onion Powder
1/4 t Garlic Powder
1/4 t Cumin
1/4 t Paprika
1/2 t Chili Powder

Mix all ingredients well. Use as a dry rub or add melted butter and baste meat with it.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Homemade B-B-Q Sauce

I got this recipe from a neighbor a few years ago and I make it all the time. It's a very quick and simple B-B-Q sauce.

1/2 C Brown Sugar
1T. Minced Onion (dried or fresh)
3T. Granulated Sugar
1 C. Ketchup
1/4 C. Worcestershire Sauce

Mix all ingredients together in a sauce pan and simmer for 15 minutes. Store in the refrigerator.

~ Rinse out the ketchup bottle and pour the cooled B-B-Q sauce into it. Make sure you mark the bottle with it's contents.