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Pastrami Short Ribs

Traeger Kitchen


Pastrami Short Ribs

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

3

Hours

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

Take BBQ beef short ribs to the extreme with the tangy flavor of this pickled ribs recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Quart water

  • 1/3 Cup kosher salt

  • 2 Teaspoon pink salt

  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 4 garlic

  • 4 Tablespoon pickling spice

  • 3 Tablespoon coriander seeds

  • 3 Tablespoon peppercorns

  • 2 Teaspoon mustard seeds

  • 2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 L ginger ale

Steps

  • 1

    The Brine: In a large mixing bowl, combine water, kosher salt, pink salt, and brown sugar. Stir until salt and sugar crystals have dissolved.
  • 2

    Stir in the garlic and pickling spices, then add the short ribs.
  • 3

    Cover and refrigerate for 48 hours, stirring twice a day to redistribute spices.
  • 4

  • 5

    The Rub: Put coriander seeds, peppercorns, and mustard seed in a small resealable plastic bag and coarsely crush.
  • 6

    Lightly drizzle and coat all sides of the ribs with olive oil. Cover the meaty sides of the ribs with the rub and gently press in the spices.
  • 7

    Start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Arrange the short ribs, bone side down, directly on the grill grate and smoke for 2 hours.
  • 8

    Transfer the ribs to a roasting pan. Pour enough ginger ale in the bottom of the pan to come just past the top edges of the bones. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 9

    Increase the temperature to 300 degrees F and continue to cook the ribs until they are tender - 1 to 1 1/2 hours more.