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Friday, April 25, 2014

Some Beef Short Ribs on the Little Cooker

Another cook from my last camp trip.  I love beef short ribs, and decided to take a plate of them to the lake with me. The weather was a bit "iffy" so I used my little charcoal cooker instead of the tractor rim.
I set the cooker up with the hot coals on each end and a drip pan in the center.
Slathered the ribs with bacon drippings and seasoned with cracked black pepper and coarse salt.

This was a nice meaty slab of ribs. I figured they would take around 6 hours.

I let the ribs cook on low and added more coals about every 30 minutes..

After 5 hours of cooking, I added a few tatoes.
Split the tatoes open, added a sliver of onion, a slice of bacon, salt and pepper and a dab of butter. The foiled and set them in to cook.

The ribs had the pull back on the bone that I wanted after about 6 hours of cooking.

I sliced one of the ribs off the end. Served with slaw and the tatoe..

Took what I thought was a HUGE bite....

...and quickly realized that I wasn't going to make it through this thing.

it turned into an all day rib.  I wrapped it in a napkin and snacked on it the rest of the day. lol

It was SO tender, juicy and tasty though. Beef ribs just gotta be my favorite food on earth. lol

The weather has been pretty nice here lately. I've been spending as much time as possible outside. Spent yesterday afternoon at my favorite creek/hunting spot, saw plenty of wild life and enjoyed the fresh air. Didn't make it home in time to cook on the grill as I had planned last night but enjoyed the much needed outing. :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


LindaG said...

Looks fantastic! :-)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, too. ♥

Three Dogs BBQ said...

Steak on a stick is what I call beef ribs Jeanie. Those look good. Where was my invite? :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Linda! :)

cowgirl said...

lol Bill thanks!! I like the way you think. Steak on a stick sounds pretty fancy. :)
You have a standing invitation.
Great looking profile photo! Love it!!

David said...

Once again your ribs look amazing! What was the approximate weight of the meat, and what was the proportion of coals that you added every 30 min?
I just have a little charcoal Weber, and have never tried a long cook on it before, but now it looks possible!
Thanks and peace... D

cowgirl said...

David thank you! I'm guessing with the bones in that they weighed from 3 to 4 pounds. It's just a guess though.
I placed about 10 coals on each end right on top of the hot ones.
My cooking grate has baling wire handles so I can lift it out and set it aside while I add the coals.
It worked out pretty well. I've cooked pork spare ribs on this cooker using the same method.

Hope you have great luck with your Weber! Have a great weekend too David, nice to see you. :)

Three Dogs BBQ said...

Glad you like the photo. I think they got my good side...

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

It looks to me like you could really use a hand with all that. Not the cooking part, you got that all under control, but the eating part. I would really be willing to help you out with that. lol. That sure is tastey looking.

pid said...

i don't know why, but i've never done beef short ribs. i've tried a number of things after your mouth watering posts on them, never been disappointed. this is now on the list for this summer. may make it my first non pellet smoker q in well over a year. you have a great talent. not just cooking/bbq'n but making others excited to do it.


cowgirl said...

lol Bill!!

cowgirl said...

lol Mark I do and you're welcome to help. Hope you're having a great weekend! Thanks.. :)

cowgirl said...

pid thank you so much for the kind comment! It's good to see you. :)
Beef ribs are one of my favorites, both short and regular ribs. Hope you have great luck with them!
Also hope winter treated you well. Storm season is here, keep safe!
Thank you again... :)

David said...

Ain't been by in a while. Glad to see you're up to the same grill magic! Have a super day!

Laars said...

If I were to ask the butcher for that cut what would I call it?

cowgirl said...

David it's good to see you, hope all is well! Thanks for stopping by. :)

cowgirl said...

Hi Laars, nice to see you!
I've only called the cut "beef short plate ribs". Hope you have great luck finding some.
Thanks for stopping by! :)