Old Fat Guy Smoked Short Ribs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by disco, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am still getting used to the pellet smoker and decided to make one of my favourites, short ribs. I love short ribs.

    I decided to experiment a little but stuck to a 3-2-1 method which is my preferred way of doing short ribs.

    There was just She Who Must Be Obeyed and I so I only picked up about 1 kilogram (two pounds) of ribs. That sounds like a lot but there is a fair amount of shrinkage and a lot of bones in short ribs.

    Instead of my usual SPOG I decided to use some Louisiana Grills Sweet Rib Rub. I thought the sweet would go well with the Asian ingredients I was planning on using and it has a touch of spice.

    I preheated the grill to 225 F with Pit Master pellets and put the ribs on.

    I smoked them for 3 hours. While they were smoking, I made up my foiling sauce that would double as a glaze later.

    I mixed the following in a saucepan:

    15 ml (1 tbsp) rice vinegar

    15 ml (1 tbsp) soy sauce

    5 ml (1 tsp) Worcestershire sauce

    5 ml (1 tsp) Sriracha sauce

    1 clove garlic, chopped

    50 ml (1/4 cup) hoisin sauce

    125 ml (1/2 cup) chopped onion

    175 ml (3/4 cup) beef stock

    Just before the ribs were ready, I brought it to a boil and then reduced the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

    I took the ribs off the grill and put them in a small roasting pan. I poured the hot foiling sauce onto the bottom of the pan and covered with foil.

    At this point, I could have put the ribs back on the smoker. However, it is November in the mountains. Here is a picture outside my door this am.

    As the smoke doesn't get to the ribs when they are foiled, I see no need to freeze my tender parts or spend money on pellets. If it was in the heat of summer, they would have gone back in the smoker to stop from heating the house up. Now, they went in a 230 F oven and I make no apologies for it.

    After 2 hours, I took the ribs out and drained the liquid off. I put the ribs back in the oven, uncovered, for an hour.

    Just before the hour is up, I took the fat off the reserved foiling liquid and brought it to a boil. I mixed 10 ml (2 tsp) of cornstarch with 15 ml (1 tbsp) of cold water and stirred it into the liquid to thicken it into a glaze.

    I took the ribs out, put them in a serving dish and poured the glaze over them.

    We served them with bacon fried potatoes and creamy coleslaw (She Who Must Be Obeyed makes great coleslaw).

    Here is a shot showing the smoke ring for those who are into that.

    The Verdict

    I love short ribs. I have eaten a lot of short ribs. I have cooked a lot of short ribs. These are the best short ribs I have ever eaten. They are just flat out fantastic.

    b-one, diamondmarco, bdskelly and 8 others like this.
  2. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is one heck of a smoke ring! Fantastic job as usual, Disco.

  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Duke! I appreciate the point.

  4. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well deserved,

    Looks like you have a bit of snow there. We're still waiting for it in Central AB [​IMG]
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It just hit overnight. Also, I am up the side of a mountain so we get it a bit earlier.

    I was planning on visiting my brother in Mundare. I guess I better get going before it snows there.
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice meal. Short Ribs don't seem to be popular locally and hard to find in the Grocery stores. I found a Butcher not to far out and will be looking there...JJ
  7. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you've got that smoker dialed in! Those look great!

    Please, keep the snow!
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    As usual everything looks great Disco! Well almost everything. That white stuff covering everything looks, BRRRRRRRR, cold!
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Chef. They are only available from time to time around here too. Ergo, I buy them when I can get them.
    Hey, CB. I am loving the pellet smoker. Thanks for the kind words. As for the snow, tsk. Smoking in the snow shows real commitment.
    Thanks, Case. The snow has an upside. I use it as an argument for sharing body heat with She Who Must Be Obeyed!

  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Disco that looks fantastic I have not had them in many years.I like the Asian Infusion Thanks for sharing


  11. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Those look great and the glaze recipe sounds extremely good. 
  12. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome post Disco - food looks fabulous!! Send snow our way we need it in the mountains 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow Disco, very nice ! Ya knocked that smoke outta the park !
  14. Disco,

    Incredable!!!!     [​IMG]

    short ribs are one of our favorites, definitely will be putting your glaze on my list.

  15. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks amazing! To bad that white stuff showed up! I just put the plow blade on the jeep and hopefully can get the truck set for this weekend there's rumors of 5 inches for the weekend here.
  16. Looks great as usual Disco!

  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Outstanding post Disco . b

  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the point, Richie. The Asian touches were great but it didn't have that much Asian taste, just sweet spicy. Sigh. I want more already.
    Thanks, bmaddox. Even She Who Must Be Obeyed liked it and she isn't big on cow (how she refers to beef).
    Thanks DS but get your own snow. We had a drought this summer.
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Justin. That is high praise from someone with your smoking chops.
    Hey, Tom. It was good and I hope you like it. Thanks for the point.
    Thanks b-0ne. We had a very dry summer and the snow is actually welcome.
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, Steve. That is very nice of you!
    Thanks, Brian. I appreciate the point.

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