The Epicurious Wanderers!

Sticky Beef (or Pork) Ribs

Oh Yeah Sticky Beef Ribs

This sticky beef rib recipe is so delicious it’ll make you say “oh yeah,” through the whole meal! The sauce is sweet, spicy, and slightly tart from the apple cider vinegar. Try this recipe at your next BBQ and watch how your mates come back for more.


For basting sauce:
·   1 cup tomato sauce
·   1 cup smoky barbecue sauce ( your favorite brand)
·   1/4 cup cola
·   2 tablespoons honey
·   2 tablespoons brown sugar
·   1 tablespoon apple cider  vinegar
·   1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
·   1/4 teaspoon hot sauce Tabasco
·   11/2 clove garlic, minced

Rib rub:
·   1/3 cup brown sugar
·   1/2 tablespoon salt
·   1/2 tablespoon paprika
·   1/2 tablespoon black pepper
·   1 teapoon Mexican mild chilli powder
·   1 teaspoon vegeta
·   1 teaspoon cumin
·   3 Kilos beef or pork ribs

To prepare sauce:

combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Let mixture come to a boil and then reduce and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. If sauce is too thick, add 2-3 tablespoons water. Remove sauce from heat and set aside.

To prepare ribs:

place ribs in large pot with water, remember to remove the membrane from bone side first. Par-boil the ribs for 5 minutes and remove them onto a baking sheet ( I put the beef ribs in the slow cooker on high for 2 hours with a cup of water, they came out very tender after BBQing). After ribs are par-boiled, apply rib rub to each side of ribs.
Preheat grill. Place beef ribs on grill and cook over medium-low heat. Turn and baste ribs every 15 minutes, until finished cooking,  Remove from heat and serve immediately.