We Aussies love a BBQ and its BBQ season over here.
photography by Sydney food photographer Omid
recipe and styling by Sydney food stylist Jane Collins
I usually cook these in the oven the day before and finish them off on the grill. These ribs are amazing, even my fussy (and single column list of foods )children eat these!
These are rich in chilli flavour, tone down the chilli content to your liking. I usually end up making a big batch of the dry mix , and keep it sealed in a clean dry air tight container … I promise you will be tempted to use this rub on other meats as well, it livens up any chicken breast. Keep it in a dry cool place and you can save time on the mix and measuring of the dry ingredients.
These take a bit of time in the oven, so its usually a weekend item on the menu. You can cook them the night before, or on the day of the party / or bbq and just heat them up on the bbq Grill basting with the bbq sauce.
Oh and while you are at it , make a big batch of that BBQ sauce as well…
These are the beef version, but I also make these as pork American style ribs as well.
Preparation time-25 minutes
Cooking time 2 hours 20 minutes
2 racks beef ribs ( or you can use American pork ribs about 2 2- ½ kgs )
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp celery salt
½ tsp dry mustard
½ tsp ground black pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
¼ cup golden syrup
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup water
2 Tbsps brown sugar
1 Tbsp chilli powder
1 Tbsp mild American mustard
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp salt
1 Preheat oven to 180°c. For rub, in a small bowl stir together brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, celery salt, dry mustard, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle rub evenly over both sides of ribs, rub in with your fingers.
2 Wrap each rib rack in foil and place onto a roasting try. Cook for 2 hours till tender. Drain fat if any and unwrap from foil.
3 For sauce, heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add onions and cook for 5 minutes or till tender. Stir in tomato sauce, golden syrup, vinegar, water, brown sugar, chilli powder, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or till sauce has thickened.
4 Heat BBQ grill to medium, cook ribs over medium high heat brushing with some of the sauce and turning to coat. Cook for 10-15 minutes till golden and coated in sauce. Serve ribs with remaining sauce.