Bourbon beef short ribs are so easy and delicious, you’ll be making them every time you wheel out the BBQ or have friends round for dinner. These slow-cooked ribs take around 2 hours to cook and are well worth the wait, cooked in a big tin with Jack Daniel’s whiskey, smoked paprika and maple syrup. The whole family is going to love tucking into these sticky ribs. Serve with salad or fresh greens.
Watch how to make Bourbon beef short ribs
- 1 rack beef short ribs
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tbsp Jack Daniel's Bourbon whisky
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Kallo beef stock cube
- 1-2 red onions
- cornbread loaf, (we used Sainsbury’s)
- a little oil, for brushing
Put the ribs in a roomy roasting tin with the paprika, Jack Daniels and maple syrup and seasoning. Rub the ingredients into the meat, then add 300ml kettle hot water and cover the tin with foil. If you like, you could marinate the ribs overnight in a sealed plastic food bag bag.
Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Cook the ribs in the oven for 2 hours. Once cooked remove the ribs to a board and slice in between the bones to make individual ribs. Set aside to cool if not eating now, or keep warm. Pour the juices into a jug and skim off the fat. Pour the remaining liquid into a pan and bring to the boil. Bubble for around 5 mins, or until reduced and syrupy.
Put the onions into a bowl with a generous sprinkling of salt and the lemon juice and set aside.
Baste the ribs with the sauce. Then transfer to a hot BBQ and cook, turning until glazed and browned, baste again with any remaining sauce and cook until piping hot. Brush the cornbread with oil and grill until warmed. Serve the ribs with the cornbread and onions.
Top tip for making Bourbon beef short ribs
Beef short ribs are best bought from your meat counter or butcher.