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Berbere Beef Short Ribs

disco

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I really love short ribs and I have enjoyed experimenting with Berbere Spice. While I was visiting family in Penticton, my relative took me to his neighbour's butcher shop, Tony's Meat and Deli. He had some great looking short ribs and I had to have some. When I got home, I made Berbere Short Ribs.

I started by dusting the ribs with a light coating of Berbere Spice, about 8 ml (1 1/2 teaspoon) for six large ribs. I would have liked more but She Who Must Be Obeyed would have squawked at that level of heat.


I cut the ribs into single ribs because I like the crust on the outside of the ribs and this makes more crust. I put them on the pellet smoker over oak pellets for 3 hours.


I cut 1/2 onion, a carrot and a stalk of celery into chunks and put it in a roasting pan. I added 175 ml (3/4 cup) of beef stock and the short ribs. I covered them with foil and put them back in the smoker for 2 hours. This part can be done in the oven as no smoke gets to the meat but It was a warm day and I didn't want to heat up the house.




I took the foil off and put the ribs back in the smoker for an hour.



I poured the liquid from the roasting pan into a cup and used a poultry baster to pull the liquid from under the fat and put it in a saucepan.



I added 175 ml (3/4 cup) of beef stock, 50 ml (1/4 cup) red wine, 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of hoisin sauce and 2 ml (1/4 tsp) berbere spice. I brought it to a boil and then added a slurry of 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cornstarch and 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cold water. I stirred that into the sauce and cooked until thickened and shiny.



We served it with crusty rolls and marinated snow pea salad fresh from our garden.



The Verdict

The beef was terrific. Tender with a good texture and great taste from the spices. However, the star of the show was the sauce. I could easily sit down and eat it with a spoon!

Disco
 

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Disco you knocked that one out for sure Wow.Drool points heading at ya

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MMMMMMmmmmm---Love me some Beef Ribs!!


And yours look Awesome!!
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Nice Job, Buddy!


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Wow! Glad it's lunch time cause I'm going to need something to eat after seeing those!!!

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Disco you knocked that one out for sure Wow.Drool points heading at ya

Richie

Your kindness is only exceeded by your good looks! Thanks for the point.
 
MMMMMMmmmmm---Love me some Beef Ribs!!


And yours look Awesome!!
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Nice Job, Buddy!


Bear
Thanks, Bear. I love short ribs but they are hard to get around here.
Wow! Glad it's lunch time cause I'm going to need something to eat after seeing those!!!

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Thanks, Case. I appreciate the point and the kind words.

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That looks great,puts my hotdog dinner to shame!
 

smokeymose

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Who needs cooking shows? We have Disco's posts! Beef popsicles with a tasty sauce...

:points:

And yet another ingredient I've never heard of, Berbere Spice ( I'll admit there are still a lot of things I've never heard of, though...)

Always impressed,
Dan
 

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Dang those look good! I'm going to have to check out this berbere spice you keep posting. Points to you!!!
 

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Who needs cooking shows? We have Disco's posts! Beef popsicles with a tasty sauce...



And yet another ingredient I've never heard of, Berbere Spice ( I'll admit there are still a lot of things I've never heard of, though...)

Always impressed,
Dan
Thanks, Dan. I don't know about me on a cooking show. They don't usually seek fat old guys.

Berbere spice is a North African blend. I really like it but it is hot stuff which means She Who Must Be Obeyed limits my use of it.
Dang those look good! I'm going to have to check out this berbere spice you keep posting. Points to you!!!
Thanks, Lance! If you like hot food, you'll like Berbere spice.

I appreciate the point!

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I really love short ribs and I have enjoyed experimenting with Berbere Spice. While I was visiting family in Penticton, my relative took me to his neighbour's butcher shop, Tony's Meat and Deli. He had some great looking short ribs and I had to have some. When I got home, I made Berbere Short Ribs.

I started by dusting the ribs with a light coating of Berbere Spice, about 8 ml (1 1/2 teaspoon) for six large ribs. I would have liked more but She Who Must Be Obeyed would have squawked at that level of heat.



I cut the ribs into single ribs because I like the crust on the outside of the ribs and this makes more crust. I put them on the pellet smoker over oak pellets for 3 hours.



I cut 1/2 onion, a carrot and a stalk of celery into chunks and put it in a roasting pan. I added 175 ml (3/4 cup) of beef stock and the short ribs. I covered them with foil and put them back in the smoker for 2 hours. This part can be done in the oven as no smoke gets to the meat but It was a warm day and I didn't want to heat up the house.







I took the foil off and put the ribs back in the smoker for an hour.





I poured the liquid from the roasting pan into a cup and used a poultry baster to pull the liquid from under the fat and put it in a saucepan.





I added 175 ml (3/4 cup) of beef stock, 50 ml (1/4 cup) red wine, 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of hoisin sauce and 2 ml (1/4 tsp) berbere spice. I brought it to a boil and then added a slurry of 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cornstarch and 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cold water. I stirred that into the sauce and cooked until thickened and shiny.





We served it with crusty rolls and marinated snow pea salad fresh from our garden.





The Verdict

The beef was terrific. Tender with a good texture and great taste from the spices. However, the star of the show was the sauce. I could easily sit down and eat it with a spoon!

Disco
nice cook Disco! I have some berbere in my cabinet I might need to try on something soon.
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Awesome smoke Disco!  
  Those ribs look incredible!

Mike
 

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Nice job Disco!

Everything looks fantastic!



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nice cook Disco! I have some berbere in my cabinet I might need to try on something soon.
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Thanks for the points! It is always good to hunt through the cupboards once in a while!
 
Awesome smoke Disco!  
  Those ribs look incredible!

Mike
Thanks ,I appreciate the points, Mike!
 

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Great looking short ribs Disco.......now I have to make some!! LOL

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smokinvegasbaby

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Wow! Disco your Berbere Beef Short Ribs. look sinfully delicious. 


I loved all those amazing colors.  Beautifully plated my foodie friend! 

Josie
 

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Wow! Disco your Berbere Beef Short Ribs. look sinfully delicious. 


I loved all those amazing colors.  Beautifully plated my foodie friend! 

Josie
Thanks, Josie! I consider that quite a compliment coming from you! I appreciate the point, too!

Disco
 

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