Have you ever wondered what you can make for dinner that will be easy and something that you can make ahead? Do you long for barbecue but don't want to go out to eat? Here's an answer to both of those questions! Barbecued Boneless Beef Short Ribs! This is a family favorite and will have everyone longing for more!
I first started making these when our kids were little. It quickly became a family favorite and one that the kids actually asked me to make time and again. I typically look for short ribs that are long and not tall and fat. I find them at Costco on occasion and they suit the bill beautifully. However, I found these at my local Whole Foods. They are 100% grass-fed, meaning that the cows were fed grass only from start to finish and they never ate corn, soy, or feed.
I know what you are thinking though. How is this dish healthy? Well, we use only the best beef we can find, organic and 100% grass-fed. And, using ingredients like this Primal Kitchen Ketchup which has no added sugar.
How to make Barbecued Boneless Beef Short Ribs
There are two steps to making these ribs. First, you will need to simmer them for an hour to tenderize the beef. Then you will simply combine the sauce, cover the ribs with the sauce, and then bake them for another hour or so.
I made one big mistake with this recipe. I drained the water from the pot after I simmered them for an hour. The result was that after an hour of baking I had the mess in my pan below.
So, the rule of thumb is that you need more water. Don't drain off the water after you simmer and check the ribs after baking for about 45 minutes to see if you need to add more water. You want to maintain moisture and be left with a wonderful sauce that you can use to throw over mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice.
Barbecued Boneless Beef Short Ribs
- 3-4 lbs boneless beef short ribs
- 1 cup water
- 1 whole medium onion sliced
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 ½ cups ketchup
- 1 ½ whole onion chopped
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 t sugar
- 1 ½ t salt
- 1 ⅛ t pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a Dutch oven, combine the ribs, water, onion, and vinegar. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour.
- Place the ribs back into the oven. Combine the sauce and pour over the ribs. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 and ¼ hours or until tender.
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