Here are the following ingredients:
- 1 rack Canadian Beef Grilling Short Ribs (about 7 ribs), about 5 lb (2.2 kg)
- Olive oil
- ¼ cup (60 mL) packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) EACH smoked sweet paprika and ancho chili powder
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) EACH garlic powder, onion powder and fine sea salt
- 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cumin
- ½ tsp (2 mL) cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp (5 mL) dry mustard
- 1 tsp (5 mL) ground mace and fresh ground pepper
Guava Barbecue Sauce
- 2 cups (500 mL) store-bought guava paste (see Tip), cubed
- 1 cup (250 mL) bourbon- or hickory smoke-flavoured barbecue sauce
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) sambal oelek
- ½ tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp (2 mL) fresh ground black pepper
Here are the following shopping items to buy:
Follow these cooking methods/directions:
- Place rack of ribs onto a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet;
- Combine sugar, smoked paprika, ancho chili powder, garlic
powder, onion powder, salt, cumin, cayenne, dry mustard, mace and pepper in a
small container fitted with an airtight lid; shake well to mix the rub. Drizzle
both sides of the ribs with some olive oil. Season the rack of ribs generously
on both sides with spice rub. Store remaining spice rub in an airtight
container in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. Let stand for 15 to 20
- Guava Barbecue Sauce: Meanwhile, combine guava paste cubes
and ½ cup (125 mL) water in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring
occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes or until paste is melted. Add more water. if
needed, to make a smooth paste without lumps just thick enough to coat the back
of a spoon. Remove from heat. Stir in barbecue sauce, sambal oelek, cinnamon
and pepper; set aside.
- Grill rack of ribs in closed preheated barbecue over medium
heat (350°F/180°C) for 10 minutes, turning once, until grill marked. Transfer rack
of ribs back to parchment lined baking sheet.
- Brush ribs generously all over with Guava Barbecue Sauce. Cover
with foil and bake in preheated 325°F oven for 2 hours or until meat is fork-tender.
Transfer to a cutting board and cut into individual ribs to serve.
Guava paste is a sweet, dense paste is available in packages, tubs and cans in the Caribbeans foods dry goods section of well-stocked supermarkets and at Caribbean markets. It’s not to be confused with guava purée which is quite different.