Recipe compliments of Emeril Lagasse,presented with modifications made by Paicines Ranch ~ CA ~ AGA Member

  • 2 racks of beef short ribs (2-1/2 to 3 pounds each)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (Emeril used liquid crab broil)
  • 1 (14-ounce) bottle ketchup
  • 12 ounces light beer
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (Paicines Ranch used dark)
  • 1 tablespoon Creole or whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch crushed red pepper (pulverized) to extra fine constancy (Emeril used cayenne)
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Season the ribs with salt and pepper. Place the ribs in a large pot and cover with water. Add 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning. Over high heat, bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove the ribs from the liquid and cool. In a food processor, fitted with a metal blade, combine the rest of the ingredients. Process until smooth, about 15 seconds. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula. Pulse two or three times. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the ribs in a shallow roasting pan. Pour the pureed mixture over the ribs. Place the ribs in the oven and roast the ribs for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until the ribs are tender.

Paicines Ranch uses a roasting pan small enough to allow the sauce to come up high on the side of the ribs.

Also, check ribs about ½ through…you might need to flip to keep one side from browning too much.