Beef Ribs with Sorghum Glaze

Beef Ribs with Sorghum Glaze
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Beef Ribs with Sorghum Glaze

Hélène Dujardin

Beef Ribs with Sorghum Glaze

A delicious sorghum glaze coats these tender beef ribs, which are a great barbecue alternative for those who don't want to eat pork. They're perfect for the Fourth of July or pretty much anytime the mood strikes during the summer.

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Rinse and pat the ribs dry. Remove the thin membrane from the back of the ribs by slicing into it and pulling it off. Combine the sugar with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and red pepper. Massage the sugar mixture into the meat, covering all sides. Wrap the ribs tightly with plastic wrap, and place in zip-top plastic freezer bags; seal and chill 12 hours.

Whisk together the sorghum, vinegar, and coarse black pepper in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; reduce the heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is reduced by half, 6 minutes. Cool completely.

Soak the chips in water for 30 minutes. Light 1 side of charcoal grill or preheat gas grill to 250 to 300 degrees F (medium-low); leave the other side unlit. Spread the wood chips on a large sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil; fold the edges to seal. Poke several holes in top of the pouch with a fork. Place the pouch directly on the lit side of grill; cover with the grill lid.

Place the ribs over the unlit side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 2 hours.

Turn the rib slabs over; grill until tender, 2 hours.

Cook the ribs 30 more minutes, basting frequently with sorghum mixture.

Remove the ribs from grill, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut the ribs, slicing between the bones.



Sorghum syrup is similar in taste and viscosity to blackstrap molasses.


Calories per serving:

1,985 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 158g 244%
  • Carbs 40g 13%
  • Saturated 65g 327%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Sugars 37g
  • Monounsaturated 68g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 93g 186%
  • Cholesterol 403mg 134%
  • Sodium 3,635mg 151%
  • Calcium 131mg 13%
  • Magnesium 139mg 35%
  • Potassium 1,998mg 57%
  • Iron 12mg 65%
  • Zinc 21mg 140%
  • Phosphorus 906mg 129%
  • Vitamin A 8µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 33%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 48%
  • Niacin (B3) 16mg 79%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 103%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 29µg 7%
  • Vitamin B12 16µg 264%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 4µg 6%
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