Hops ‘n’ Honey barbequed beef ribs

Freddy Bird

Freddy Bird

20th October 2017
Freddy Bird

Hops ‘n’ Honey barbequed beef ribs

As an incredibly popular meat within the UK, beef recipes are vast and varied. With a range of beef cuts to consider as well as cooking methods and flavour pairings, beef recipes are varied in flavour, texture and preparation time - give this one a try for yourself! Hops ‘n’ Honey barbequed beef ribs. This is my sticky sweet recipe for Hops 'n' Honey barbequed beef ribs.


  • ⁣a whole Jacob’s ladder of beef ribs
  • Spice rub:
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⁣1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • ⁣1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ⁣1 teaspoon Muscovado sugar
  • ⁣1/3 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⁣a liberal sprinkling salt and pepper
  • Beer & bourbon BBQ sauce:
  • 1 red onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin - ground
  • 2 teaspoons coriander - ground
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 star anise - ground
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle paste
  • 1 tablespoon dark muscovado
  • 50ml maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 50g tamarind paste
  • 1 bottle Hops and Honey
  • 300g tinned apricots - blitzed
  • 50ml honeyed bourbon or revolver rum
  • Salt and pepper to taste


⁣· Rub the spice mix all over a whole
Jacob’s ladder of beef ribs and leave to marinade overnight.
· Place the marinated ribs in roasting
tray with a cup of water and cook at 160 degrees for 3 hours.
· Finish cooking the ribs on the BBQ for
1 hour. Off-set the wood so the heat is not direct and cook over a fruit wood
like cherry or apple for a more subtle flavour.
· While the meat is barbecuing, prepare
the BBQ sauce. Sweat down onions and garlic until soft and sweet.
Add spices -
fry for a few more minutes. Add the beer (reduce by 2/3rds) then add the other
ingredients and simmer for about an hour and a half. Blend.
· Serve over the top of your beef ribs!

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