Editor's note: Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.
Watching your friends and family devour these ribs will be like watching an episode of the Flintstones. Beef ribs are huge, fun to eat, and full of beefy flavor. Many people choose to boil beef ribs before grilling in order to tenderize them, but this recipe rubs them with a savory coffee rub, then steams. The thought is that the steaming allows the rub to continue to flavor the ribs, while still tenderizing them. Serve with plenty of grilled sweet corn and lots of beer.
- Active time: 15 minutes
- Total time:1 hour, plus overnight
- 1 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee
- 2 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 6 pounds trimmed beef ribs, separated into individual ribs
Combine instant coffee, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt and black pepper, and mix well. Rub all over ribs; cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, bring a large pot with fitted steamer basket to a boil and place ribs in basket. Steam until meat is tender, about 45 minutes. Preheat grill (or grill pan) to a medium high heat and grill ribs until bits of fat begin to crisp, about 10 minutes.