Grilled Beef Short Ribs

Recipe: Grilled (sort of) Short Ribs

I’ve been trying to find a summer short rib recipe that works for grillers. I tried the smoker and the oven and several iterations on the grill and finally compromised. Here’s the result…we thought it was pretty darn good. Of course, you can tweak it.

🍷 Wine Pairing: A full-bodied Red Blend or Cabernet Sauvignon pairs nicely with this meal.
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, grilling, short ribs
Servings: 2 people
Author: Moody's Foodie
  • 2 large Moody’s short ribs
  • Beef stock beef bouillon or your own concoction to make your ice cubes (in advance, obviously – 2 regular size cubes per rib)
For the rub:
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1 t garlic powder
  1. Combine the rub ingredients in a bowl and generously cover the ribs with the rub; cover and let come to room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat the grill to about 325° to 350°(I used 2 of the 3 burners).

  3. Place the 2 ribs in the foil pan with 4 beef cubes (use more pans or a larger pan for more ribs). Seal the pans with foil and place on the grill for 2 to 2 ½ hours depending on the size of the ribs.

  4. Remove the foil and place ribs on the grill to finish, about 5-10 minutes. Reserve the juices in the pan for the ribs (remove the excess fat).
  5. Serve with the natural juices or a horseradish sauce or BBQ sauce.