Indoor Barbecue Beef Short Ribs
Could we get big, bold, smoky barbecue flavor in beef short ribs . . . in the oven?
Why This Recipe Works
To get the big, bold flavors and falling-off-the-bone texture of Texas-style barbecue without spending hours tending to a smoker, we bring the operation inside. Braising the ribs in a mixture of liquid smoke, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and coffee results in smoky, tender meat in 3 hours of unattended cooking. To achieve the trademark “bark” of Texas barbecue, we brush the ribs with a barbecue sauce “glue” and apply a rub of black pepper, salt, chili powder, and brown sugar. Then we crank the oven to 425 degrees and roast the ribs for 30 minutes more.