Grilled Short Ribs

Posted: April 22

Time: 2 hours 25 mintutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Make fall-off-the-bone short ribs every single time! Grilled Short Ribs blow burgers away with their intense beefy flavor and juicy tender texture—these will win any barbeque taste test. Seasoned to perfection, Grilled Short Ribs are a messy and marvelous treat with the smoky sweetness of barbeque sauce. You’ll amaze even yourself with these. Everyone will want you to host the cookouts from now on!


• 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar • 1 tablespoon paprika • 1 tablespoon chili powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 4 pounds beef short ribs, bone-in, trimmed of fat • 8 ice cubes • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, plus morel for serving


Step 1

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugar, paprika, chili powder, salt, and garlic powder.

Step 2

Place the short ribs on a baking dish and rub all sides of it generously with the dry spice mixture.

Step 3

Cover the ribs and refrigerate for 30 minutes-1 hour.

Step 4

Preheat the grill to medium indirect heat.

Step 5

Place a 1/4 of the ribs and two ice cubes in the center of a heavy-duty aluminum foil sheet.

Step 6

Double-fold the foil ends to seal the packet, leaving enough room for heat to circulate on the inside.

Step 7

Repeat the process until you have 4 total packets.

Step 8

Place the packets on the grill rack over medium indirect heat.

Step 9

Cover and grill until the ribs are perfectly tender, and read 200-205 degrees F when checked with a meat thermometer, about 1 1/2-2 hours.

Step 10

Make a slit across the top of the packets with a knife, being careful as there will be a lot of steam. Once the steam has escaped, open the foil packets and remove the meat.

Step 11

Brush the ribs with the 1/2 cup of the barbecue sauce and grill over direct medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes.

Step 12

Serve hot.

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