Paula Deen’s BBQ Short Ribs

I’ve recently been turned on to beef short ribs. Mainly for two reasons: 1.) They were buy one get one free at the local beef farm, making them $1.50 per package for grass fed beef and 2.) The rich, tender, beefy goodness is simply addicting. I mean, really…just look at that!

Making short ribs is not a process with which I was ever familiar. I did know they had to be cooked for a long time in order for them to fall apart. Unsure of the times and seasonings, I turned to the internet for some guidance. Don’t short ribs and Paula Deen just sound like they would go hand in hand? Exactly. They do.

I usually serve the ribs with a side of coconut jasmine rice, but this time, I was ready to change it up. After shredding the meat from the bones, I sandwiched it between two potato latkes , topped with the BBQ onions, guacamole and sour cream. Little effort; high impression value…my favorite types of recipes.


Recipe: Paula Deen’s BBQ Short Ribs


  • 2 lbs. beef short ribs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 2 TB brown sugar
  • 1 TB yellow mustard
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1 TB Worcestershire sauce


  1. Trim some top fat off of the ribs and place fat in a dutch kettle to melt; just enough to barely coat the bottom.
  2. Salt the meat and place in kettle. Brown on all sides. Remove.
  3. Add onion and cook until clear. Add meat again.
  4. Whisk remaining ingredients and pour over the ribs.
  5. Cook covered, on low for 2 hours.
  6. Meat can then be broiled or grilled to “crisp” up the outside.

Quick Notes

Particular products used: grass-fed beef, organic onion, organic ketchup, organic lemons, organic brown sugar and sea salt.


2 Responses to Paula Deen’s BBQ Short Ribs
  1. Leah @ Beyer Beware
    March 7, 2011 | 4:12 PM

    God bless Paula Dean! Love the look of these. So simple, yet so yummy.

  2. Toni
    March 10, 2011 | 6:29 AM

    Yes, the short ribs are FANTASTIC! Be sure to try them…you won’t believe how flavorful they are. And with grill season coming up? I can’t wait! :)

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