Beef Short Ribs can be so quick and easy to make on the barbecue when you do a little pre-cooking of them on the stove first. We often buy a 1/4 of a cow of grass fed beef each spring so we usually have some short ribs that we need to cook up as well–and when cooked right they can be full of flavor and very tender!
When we want a quick and easy recipe for short ribs we will follow the below recipe instructions–very simple and this is a great recipe to try out if you are new to barbecuing. It’s pretty difficult to mess this one up. 🙂
Also this recipe is great for Paleo as well if you make your own BBQ sauce instead of using the store bought sauce we mention below.
- Beef Short Ribs (2 pounds)
- 1/3 of a bottle of your favorite Barbecue Sauce (We love Kinders for it’s natural ingredients and good flavor!)
- Cooking Oil (for oiling/cleaning the grill)
- 2-3 Crushed Garlic cloves (Optional)
- Kosher salt and Fresh ground pepper
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2-3 garlic cloves crushed for extra flavor. Place the ribs in the boiling water and parboil for roughly an hour. They will be fork tender when they are ready to pull out.
- Preheat grill to Medium-High temperature. Clean grill properly prior to putting short ribs on.
- Season the short ribs lightly with salt and pepper.
- Then place short ribs, bone side down over direct heat. Grill for 4-5 minutes then flip over to grill the top side for another 4-5 minutes. Repeat this process on both sides off the beef short ribs as well (the sides that don’t have the bone sticking out–see top picture at the top of this post of grilling the sides).
- Remove short ribs from grill and put in a large bowl. Pour barbecue sauce liberally over the ribs. Toss the ribs in the barbecue sauce so it coats all sides.
- Return ribs to the grill and allow 1-2 minutes per side on the grill so that the barbecue sauce thickens on the short ribs. Once it has, return the beef to the bowl and add one more lighter coating of barbecue sauce, tossing it so it coats all sides.
- Bring short ribs to kitchen and tent the bowl lightly with aluminum foil and allow them to rest for a few minutes prior to serving.