Grilled Short Ribs

Posted: April 22

Time: 2 hours 25 mintutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Make fall-off-the-bone short ribs every single time! Seasoned to perfection, grilled, and served with the BBQ sauce of your choice. Everyone will want you to host the cookouts from now on!


• 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar • 1 tablespoon paprika • 1 tablespoon chili powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 4 pounds beef short ribs (bone-in), trimmed of fat • Ice cubes • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, plus additional for serving • Heavy duty aluminum foil


Step 1

In a medium mixing bowl, combine with sugar, paprika, chili powder, salt, and garlic powder. Place the meat on a prepared dish and rub all sides generously with the dry mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 2

Preheat the grill to medium indirect heat. Place a quarter of the ribs and two ice cubes in the center of an aluminum foil sheet. Double-fold the foil ends to seal the packet, leaving enough room for heat to curculate on the inside. Repeat the process until you have 4 total packets.

Step 3

Place the packets on the grill rack over medium infirect heat. Cover and grill for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours until perfectly tender.

Step 4

Open packets carefully as there will be a lot of steam ready to escape. Make a slit across the top with a knife. Once the steam has escaped, open foil packets and remove the meat. Brush ribs with 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce and grill over direct medium heat for an additional 5 minutes, or until browned.

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