Secret Ingredient BBQ Beef Short Ribs

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Secret Ingredient BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

3 Hours

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We're letting you into the flavor vault on this one. Chili sauce, root beer, and onions form a delectable braising sauce for our beef short ribs recipe. Whip some up for friends, and they'll be begging for the secret combination.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

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  • 6 Ounce chili sauce

  • 6 Ounce Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 1 Cup high-quality root beer soda, such as Dr. Brown's or Hansen's, plus more as needed

  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 Large sweet onion, thinly sliced into rings

  • 4 Pound bone-in short ribs or 2-1/2 pound boneless short ribs

  • salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • polenta or mashed potatoes, for serving

Steps

  • 1

    In a medium bowl, combine the chili sauce, Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce, root beer and thyme leaves.
    Ingredients
    • 6 Ounce chili sauce

    • 6 Ounce Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

    • 1 Cup high-quality root beer soda, such as Dr. Brown's or Hansen's, plus more as needed

    • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 2

    Arrange the onions evenly in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Large sweet onion, thinly sliced into rings

  • 3

    Season the short ribs on all sides with salt and pepper. Lay in a single layer on top of the onions.
    Ingredients
    • 4 Pound bone-in short ribs or 2-1/2 pound boneless short ribs

    • As Needed salt

    • As Needed freshly ground black pepper

  • 4

    Pour the chili-root beer sauce evenly over the ribs. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  • 5

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 300°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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    Grill300 ˚F
  • 6

    Place the pan of ribs on the grill grate and cook for 2 to 3 hours, or until the ribs are tender but not falling off the bone.
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    Grill300 ˚F
  • 7

    Add a bit more root beer to the pan if the dish does not seem as saucy as you would like.
  • 8

    Serve immediately with polenta or mashed potatoes. Enjoy!
    Ingredients
    • As Needed polenta or mashed potatoes, for serving

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