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Sweet and Spicy Barbecued Short Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 2 hours 10 min.

Makes

10 servings

Paula Zsiray's sweet-spicy barbecue ribs are always a hit. "The sauce is also very good on pork ribs," adds Paula, who lives in Logan, Utah.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 7 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; rub over ribs. Place in two large resealable plastic bags; seal and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Line two 15x10x1-in. baking pans with foil; grease the foil. Place ribs in prepared pans. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the water, ketchup, tomato paste, brown sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Remove ribs from the oven. Grill ribs, covered, over indirect medium heat for 20 minutes, turning and basting frequently with sauce.

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