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Sticky Texan-style BBQ beef short ribs

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This Sticky Texan-style BBQ beef short ribs recipe is too good to be true. With smoky flavours, these ribs will melt in your mouth.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time3 hour 30 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes


  • 2 x 1.2kg pkts Coles Australian Beef Slow Cook Short Ribs
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp mustard powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Texan-style barbecue sauce

  • ½ cup (125ml) tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup (55g) brown sugar
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs American mustard
  • 1 tsp ground paprika

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat a covered barbecue on low. (Alternatively, preheat oven to 150°C.) Place ribs in a shallow roasting pan. Combine cumin, paprika, salt, mustard powder, if using, fennel and pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle over both sides of ribs.
  2. Step 2

    Cover pan with foil. Roast in covered barbecue using indirect heat, or in oven, for 3 hours or until ribs are very tender.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, to make the Texan-style barbecue sauce, combine the tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and paprika in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until sauce boils and thickens slightly.
  4. Step 4

    Uncover the ribs and brush evenly with the barbecue sauce. Roast, brushing with any extra sauce occasionally, for 30 mins or until ribs are sticky and falling off the bone.

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