This Beef Rib Recipe is Smoky AND Delicious

Beef short ribs should ONLY be cooked slowly and with smoke. Luckily, this is THE recipe for it.

Smoking beef ribs is something I don't do very often, as they are expensive. However, I found some short ribs on sale at the grocery store and wanted to try out this recipe. These ribs will be slowly smoked and finished in the oven. We will make a barbecue sauce made from blackberries and glaze it over the top of the ribs; to create a sweet-tart flavor. You will also add a seasonal touch with fennel coleslaw to give this meal some crunch! 

Here is how you do it:




1. Set up your grill or smoker for indirect cooking (that is, have all the coals on one side or a cool zone in one part of the grill).
2. Sprinkle the meat side - rather than the skin side - of the ribs with salt and pepper. Pat it onto the meat.
3.  Add a chunk of wood or a generous handful of wood chips onto the coals. If you are using a pellet smoker, a heavier/beefier type of wood will work. Place the ribs onto the grill on the opposite side to the coals and wood
4. Set the top and bottom vents to be 3/4 closed or about 275ºF on your smoker.
5. Leave to smoke for around 1 hour
6. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
7. Once the ribs have smoked, remove them from the grill and fit snugly into a roasting pan, bone side down. Place in the oven and cook for 2 hours, or until tender
8. Combine all the ingredients for the barbecue sauce in a small pan with some salt and pepper. Simmer until the blackberries are softened, around 20 minutes. Use a hand blender to blitz the sauce until smooth, then pass through a sieve.
9. To make the coleslaw, mix together the fennel and cabbage. Add the lemon juice, dill, mustard, white wine vinegar and a pinch of salt. Mix well, and adjust the seasoning to taste
10. Once the ribs have finished cooking, glaze them with the sieved blackberry barbecue sauce and serve with the fennel coleslaw
This will SURELY be a delight for everyone that is there to eat! 
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