Berbere Beef Short Ribs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by disco, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I really love short ribs and I have enjoyed experimenting with Berbere Spice. While I was visiting family in Penticton, my relative took me to his neighbour's butcher shop, Tony's Meat and Deli. He had some great looking short ribs and I had to have some. When I got home, I made Berbere Short Ribs.

    I started by dusting the ribs with a light coating of Berbere Spice, about 8 ml (1 1/2 teaspoon) for six large ribs. I would have liked more but She Who Must Be Obeyed would have squawked at that level of heat.

    I cut the ribs into single ribs because I like the crust on the outside of the ribs and this makes more crust. I put them on the pellet smoker over oak pellets for 3 hours.

    I cut 1/2 onion, a carrot and a stalk of celery into chunks and put it in a roasting pan. I added 175 ml (3/4 cup) of beef stock and the short ribs. I covered them with foil and put them back in the smoker for 2 hours. This part can be done in the oven as no smoke gets to the meat but It was a warm day and I didn't want to heat up the house.

    I took the foil off and put the ribs back in the smoker for an hour.

    I poured the liquid from the roasting pan into a cup and used a poultry baster to pull the liquid from under the fat and put it in a saucepan.

    I added 175 ml (3/4 cup) of beef stock, 50 ml (1/4 cup) red wine, 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of hoisin sauce and 2 ml (1/4 tsp) berbere spice. I brought it to a boil and then added a slurry of 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cornstarch and 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cold water. I stirred that into the sauce and cooked until thickened and shiny.

    We served it with crusty rolls and marinated snow pea salad fresh from our garden.

    The Verdict

    The beef was terrific. Tender with a good texture and great taste from the spices. However, the star of the show was the sauce. I could easily sit down and eat it with a spoon!

    smokinal, labradave, sauced and 16 others like this.
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Disco you knocked that one out for sure Wow.Drool points heading at ya


  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    MMMMMMmmmmm---Love me some Beef Ribs!![​IMG]

    And yours look Awesome!![​IMG]----[​IMG]

    Nice Job, Buddy![​IMG]

  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow! Glad it's lunch time cause I'm going to need something to eat after seeing those!!!

  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your kindness is only exceeded by your good looks! Thanks for the point.
    Thanks, Bear. I love short ribs but they are hard to get around here.
    Thanks, Case. I appreciate the point and the kind words.

  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks great,puts my hotdog dinner to shame!
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't know, B, I do like a good dog!

  8. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Who needs cooking shows? We have Disco's posts! Beef popsicles with a tasty sauce...


    And yet another ingredient I've never heard of, Berbere Spice ( I'll admit there are still a lot of things I've never heard of, though...)

    Always impressed,
  9. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Dang those look good! I'm going to have to check out this berbere spice you keep posting. Points to you!!!
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Dan. I don't know about me on a cooking show. They don't usually seek fat old guys.

    Berbere spice is a North African blend. I really like it but it is hot stuff which means She Who Must Be Obeyed limits my use of it.
    Thanks, Lance! If you like hot food, you'll like Berbere spice.

    I appreciate the point!

  11. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    nice cook Disco! I have some berbere in my cabinet I might need to try on something soon.
  12. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome smoke Disco!  [​IMG]   Those ribs look incredible!

  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job Disco!

    Everything looks fantastic!


  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the points! It is always good to hunt through the cupboards once in a while!
    Thanks ,I appreciate the points, Mike!
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Al! I appreciate it the points. 

    It was tasty.

  16. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Great looking short ribs I have to make some!! LOL


  17. Wow! Disco your Berbere Beef Short Ribs. look sinfully delicious.  [​IMG]

    I loved all those amazing colors.  Beautifully plated my foodie friend! 

  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Josie! I consider that quite a compliment coming from you! I appreciate the point, too!

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  20. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Almost missed this one... These look incredible. Beauty job! [​IMG]

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