Roasted Raspberry BBQ Beef Ribs––Texas Style

By Case D. Fischer:

BBQ Beef Ribs – they are a favorite in our household, and I don’t mind cooking them because for me, the secret is all in the sauce! Think about St. Louis Ribs, or Kansas-style, Memphis-style, and Central/East Texas barbecue. As we have discussed, every part of the country has a BBQ style, but each one has a common concept: hours of work are put into the finished product of these notable ribs that you just can’t get anywhere else. Today, I’ll show you two convenient ways to make traditional BBQ: on the grill and slow cooked in the oven. I use our favorite sauce on either option: The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce.

Cooking the ribs is the most important step to ensure the best tasting ribs. What’s the secret to barbecue beef ribs? Cook them low and slow. Smoking your ribs will produce the best tasting ribs possible, however there are several ways to cook ribs to produce the same tender meat. Because smoking your ribs takes about six to seven hours, and not every household has access to a slow cooker, there are several other convenient methods you can use to cut the cooking time in half or less. BBQ Ribs can be cooked in a smoker, on the grill, deep fried, or in an instant pot/crock pot. To cook in the oven or on the grill, low heat is best for that similar smoked-style BBQ ribs.

New methods of cooking and new flavors continuously keep barbecues far from average. Think of all the BBQ competitions that take place every year – when BBQing, my favorite Fischer & Wieser tip is don’t use the sauce just as it is – feel free to mix it up a little. I often take our sauces and mix them together, or add a Worcestershire or A-1, or a typical BBQ sauce to one of our products. In this instance, Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce mixed well with seasonings and BBQ sauce makes the flavors in these tender ribs unbeatable, and long-lasting. Try your own sauce and seasoning combinations to continuously invent new flavors and different barbecuing experiences.

3lbs meaty beef ribs
1 ½ tsp dried thyme
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp cayenne powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 ½ cup Fischer & Wieser Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
½ cup BBQ sauce

For Oven
1. Rinse ribs and dry completely with paper towels

2. In a small bowl, mix together seasoning and pour into a bag with ribs. Seal bag airtight & place in fridge for 2–3 hours (if time allows, marinate overnight)

3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

4. Place ribs on a foil lined baking tray in a single layer. Add another piece of foil on top to create a pouch for the ribs to cook in. Seal the edges of the foil so that it is tight and no steam can seep out.

5. Bake on the middle rack for 3 ½–4 hours. Check on the ribs after the 3 ½ hour mark

6. Brush ribs with Raspberry Chipotle sauce, and broil on low for 3-4 minutes (or until sauce becomes sticky)

7. When the ribs are done to your liking, serve with side dishes and brush more sauce on if desired.

For Grill
1. In a medium bowl, combine marinade ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Place ribs in an airtight ziploc bag, and pour marinade inside the bag. Coat ribs well and seal bag. Place in refrigerator for 2-6 hours (if time allows, marinate overnight)

2. Preheat grill to medium-low (250 F) and lightly oil the grill grates. When the grill is hot, remove ribs from plastic bag and place on the cool sides of the grill to cook indirectly. Close the lid of grill and cook for 1–1 ½ hours turning every 15-20 minutes.

3. Brush ribs with Roasted Raspberry Chipotle sauce and place back on grill for 4–5 minutes.

4. Serve with side dishes!

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