- 3 pounds short ribs
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water, or enough to barely cover ribs
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup catsup
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
THE DAY BEFORE GRILLING THE RIBS, put the sugar and vinegar in a pot large enough to hold the ribs and place over medium heat on top of the stove.
Cook until the vinegar reduces and forms a syrup with the sugar, about 8 minutes. Watch carefully as the syrup will suddenly darken in color.
Immediately add broth, water, catsup, tomato paste, mustard, Worcestershire, cloves, chili powder and pepper and bring to a boil. Add the ribs and cook 20 minutes. (for chicken, cook for 10 minutes)
Remove from heat, remove the ribs from the liquid and place covered in the refrigerator. Cook the liquid over medium heat until it becomes thick and syrupy.
DAY OF GRILLING, Place the ribs on the grill so they are not directly over the coals or flame and cover the grill so that smoke collects inside.
If your grill does not have a cover, improvise one out of aluminum foil. Cook for 40 minutes, basting with barbecue sauce every 10 minutes. When ribs are well heated, remove to a platter and serve.
* Serve with extra sauce on the side.
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Source: Father Broderick in Metairie LA at www.nola.com
Submitted By: Teresa Johnson
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