This is a lovely Autumn slow cooking recipe. These smokey beef ribs can be marinated and cooked up to 2 days ahead if kept chilled in the fridge and the barbecue sauce will keep in the fridge for about a week if you want to make that ahead of time too.

Ingredients For Smokey Beef Ribs

2 ½ kg Scotch Beef PGI short ribs

RUB/MARINADE
1 ½ tbsp light brown sugar
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp mild paprika
1 tbsp ground cumin
½ tbsp mustard powder
2 tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
¼ tsp ground allspice

BBQ SAUCE
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
200 ml passata
75-100g dark muscovado sugar
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2-3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 chipotle chillies, finely chopped
Ground black pepper
100ml water

Cooking Method For Smokey Beef Ribs

Preheat the oven to 160°C/ 140°Fan/gas 4

Place the ribs in a large shallow dish. Mix together all the rub ingredients, sprinkle over and rub into the meat. Leave to marinate letting the flavours permeate for 3 or 4 hours.

When you are ready to cook cover the meat with 2 layers of baking parchment and a layer of foil, tightly sealed. If you have a large dish with a lid that can be used for roasting all to the good.

Cook in the oven for roughly 2 1/2 hours until very tender but still attached to the bones. Remove the ribs from the oven, carefully drain off any fat. At this stage you can cool and chill them until ready to use later.

To continue the cooking brush the BBQ sauce generously over the ribs, increase the oven temperature to 200°C and return the ribs to the hot oven for 15-20 minutes until stickily coated. Turn the ribs after the first ten minutes. Keep a close eye on the meat so that the sugar in the sauce is browning not turning black

If you cook the ribs after chilling, let them come to room temperature then cook an extra 10 minutes or so to make sure they are piping hot all through (i.e. 25-30 mins in all).

This Smokey Beef Ribs recipe is from the www.scotchkitchen.com give them a visit for some more meaty recipes