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Asian Grilled Beef Ribs

Asian Grilled Beef RibsCount on your family requesting these flavorful ribs again and again. The easy-to-make barbecue sauce, flavored with hoisin sauce, is a keeper.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeño pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup Dijon-style mustard
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

5 pounds beef back ribs
Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine jalapeño pepper, ginger, ketchup, mustard, hoisin sauce and water in small bowl; whisk until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup marinade for basting; add brown sugar, packed and set aside.
  2. Place ribs in shallow pan or extra large food safe plastic bag; add remaining marinade. Turn to coat. Cover pan tightly or close bag securely; marinate ribs in refrigerator 1 to 4 hours, turning occasionally. Remove ribs from marinade; discard marinade.
  3. Prepare charcoal grill for indirect cooking by igniting an equal number of charcoal briquettes on each side of fire grate, leaving open space in the center. When coals are medium, ash-covered (25 to 30 minutes), add 3 to 4 new briquettes to each side. Position cooking grid with handles over coals so additional briquettes may be added when necessary.
  4. Place ribs, meat side up, in large (16x11x2-inch) foil roasting pan; cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  5. Place foil pan on cooking grid; cover with grill lid and grill over medium heat 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until ribs are fork to tender.
  6. Carefully remove roasting pan from grill; remove ribs from pan and place, meat side up, on grill rack. Baste ribs with reserved marinade; grill, covered, 10 to 15 minutes, turning and basting occasionally.
  7. Serve ribs with Asian greens and vegetables; sprinkle with chopped cilantro, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Tip: Add 3 to 4 additional briquettes to each side of fire grate every 30 minutes, or as necessary to maintain proper heat during grilling.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 296; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 86mg; Total Carbs: 10g; Protein: 30g; Sodium: 470mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.