Smoked Beef Ribs with Bourbon & Sweet Tea Sauce
In today's recipe we will smoke Beef Ribs in our Masterbuilt Electric Smoker. To go along with these beef ribs, we are making a bourbon, ginger and sweet-tea sauce. You can make these in the Masterbuilt or any other smoker.
Beef Ribs Ingredients
- 5 lb rack of beef ribs
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4 tablespoons Meat Church Holy Cow BBQ Rub; more info below
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 medium-size yellow onions, sliced (about 5 cups)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 1/2 Tbsp.)
Bourbon, Ginger & Sweet Tea Sauce
- 1 (3-in.) piece fresh minced ginger, sliced
- 1 cup sweet tea
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2/3 cup Kentucky Bourbon (I used Woodford Reserve) plus 1 tablespoon bourbon separated
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
Parsley & Lemon Garnish
- 2/3rds of a bunch of fresh parsley, chopped (most of stems removed)
- Green tops from 3 green onions, chopped
- Lemon zest from one lemon
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Rinse the beef ribs and pat dry with paper towels.
- Using a knife, score a diamond pattern on the back side of the ribs.
- Apply the Worcestershire sauce to both sides of the ribs.
- Apply the Meat Church Holy Cow BBQ rub to both sides and ends of the beef ribs.
- Set the temperature of the Masterbuilt Smoker to 225 degrees, add oak wood chips and set the top vent to 1/3rd
- Place the beef ribs in the Masterbuilt Electric smoker and cook until they reach 200 degrees. For this cook, the time was 7.5 hours.
- After about 4 hours, start the sauce by adding the sauce ingredients to a pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then simmer for approximately 30 minutes. When the sauce is done, remove the solids by using a strainer. Then, add the remaining tablespoon of bourbon to the sauce.
- Mix the parsley and lemon garnish ingredients together in a bowl.
- When the ribs are approximately 200 degrees (a temp probe should insert and remove with no resistance), remove from the smoker and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Slice the beef ribs. To serve, place one on a plate and spoon some of the bourbon and sweet tea sauce over the ribs, followed by the lemon-parsley garnish.
See the detailed steps in our Smoked Beef Ribs video.