Dr. Pepper braised beef shortribs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bullitt5339, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. bullitt5339

    bullitt5339 Newbie

    I typically use red wine as the braising liquid, but on the recommendation of another cook, I went with Dr. Pepper for this one.  I don't think it's better or worse than the red wine, just different.  It's not as sweet as I expected which is a good thing.  Absolutely delicious.

    Here's the veggies and short ribs getting some smoke before braising, about 45 minutes in:

    And here's everything completed, on a bed of mashed potatoes with a 1/4 of a smoked onion:

  2. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Great job! Visually my mouth is watering and I'm stuffed already!
    What is the recipe? I'd like to try!
  3. bullitt5339

    bullitt5339 Newbie

    Recipe is for 2lbs of short ribs:

    Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees.

    Get your shortribs seasoned and ready to go on the smoker.  I use the same seasoning that I typically use for briskets.

    Cut up 3 carrots, a medium yellow onion, and 3 stalks of celery and season them.  Place 1/2 stick of butter in a pan and add the veggies.

    Put both on the smoker for about 1.5 hours.

    After 1.5 hours, remove everything and crank the heat up to 300 degrees.

    In the same pan that they veggies were cooked in, add 12oz of Dr. Pepper, a brown gravy packet and 1/2 can of diced tomatoes.

    Add the beef short ribs into the pan.

    Cover and cook at 300 degrees for about 4 hours, or until the short ribs are fork tender.
  4. smokinal

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

    Great looking plate!

    Looks delicious!!


  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yum! Great looking plate!
  6. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    that looks delicious!

    ima try me some short ribs after Easter!


    Happy Smoking,

    phatbac (Aaron)
  7. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Thank you! I'll definately be trying this!

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