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4th & Swift's BBQ Beef Short Ribs Recipe

The Atlanta restaurant 4th & Swift's take on the traditional Southern dish spices things up with the addition of chiles and cumin, providing a savory and hot dish that's perfect for entertaining. 

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Ingredients

For the harissa sauce

  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 1 Cup salt
  • 2 Ounces dried arbol chiles
  • 2 Ounces dried pasilla chiles
  • 3 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 Tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 star anise, ground
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 Cup lemon juice
  • 4 Cups blended olive oil

For the ribs

  • 6 Pounds beef short ribs, or three pounds boneless beef short ribs
  • Salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Oil, as needed

Directions

For the harissa sauce

In a large bowl, toss the onions with the salt. Place the salted onions in a strainer and drain overnight. 

Re-hydrate the arbol and pasilla chiles in simmering water until soft. Remove from water and pat dry. 

Mix all of the ingredients except for the oil in a food processor. Once combined, slowly add oil as if you were preparing a vinaigrette.

For the ribs

Heat the grill to about 325 degrees or medium-low heat. 

Season the ribs with salt, pepper, and oil. Grill the ribs until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees, about 10-12 minutes per side. 

Lightly brush the harissa sauce on all sides of the ribs. Turn off grill and let ribs sit for 20 minutes on grill, with the top closed.Heat the grill to about 325 degrees or medium-low heat.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving2551
Total Fat244g100%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated58g100%
Cholesterol331mg100%
Protein81g100%
Carbs19g6%
Vitamin A194µg22%
Vitamin B1213µg100%
Vitamin B62mg95%
Vitamin C35mg59%
Vitamin D0.5µg0.1%
Vitamin E23mg100%
Vitamin K107µg100%
Calcium138mg14%
Fiber6g24%
Folate (food)53µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)53µg13%
Iron15mg84%
Magnesium129mg32%
Monounsaturated156gN/A
Niacin (B3)16mg81%
Phosphorus839mg100%
Polyunsaturated24gN/A
Potassium1777mg51%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg66%
Sodium1717mg72%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg29.6%
Trans5gN/A
Zinc33mg100%