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Texas barbecue beef ribs with spiced rum sauce
Texas barbecue beef ribs with spiced rum sauce

Texas barbecue beef ribs with spiced rum sauce

Preparation 10 minutes
Cooking time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4


Grilled meat:

  • 2 racks of 7 beef ribs
  • 9 L (2 1/2 gallons) cold water
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) dried thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) freshly ground black pepper


  • 500 ml (2 cups) ketchup
  • 250 ml (1 cup) dark spiced rum
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) molasses
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Worcestershire sauce
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) HP Sauce
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Tex-Mex spice mix
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) crushed chipotle peppers (or crushed chili peppers)


  1. With a chef's knife, cut the racks in half between the 3rd and 4th rib.
  2. Place the ribs in a large pot and add the water, herbs and spices.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients. Stir and refrigerate. 
  5. Preheat the barbecue to 150°C (300°F).
  6. Place the ribs on the grill and brush with sauce.
  7. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Turn the ribs over and brush with sauce again.
  9. Repeat every 5 minutes, for a total cooking time of 30 minutes.
  10. Serve with coleslaw and grilled corn. 
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