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Marinated Cherry Zinfandel Grilled Beef Short Ribs

Posted By: Richard Wachtel
Published: March 16, 2014

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A big slab of beef ribs can be hard to find and intimidating to cook, so why not try something a bit easier and still enjoyable: Beef Short Ribs. What makes short ribs different than regular beef ribs? Simple, Short ribs are cut from the rib and plate primals and a small corner of the square-cut chuck.

There are a lot of different kinds of cuts of short ribs. Short ribs can be separated and cut into short lengths and cut across the bones which is typically about 1/2inch thick, these are called an “English cut.” Instead of smoking the ribs for a long time, I decided to grill them hot and fast instead so that you still get all of the great flavors. I used Tastefully Simple’s Cherry Zinfandel BBQ sauce to marinate the short ribs for about four hours and then keep on basting the ribs with the same BBQ sauce and boy did they turn out amazing!

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Marinated Cherry Zinfandel Grilled Beef Short Ribs

Prep time 3 hours, 40 minutes
Cook time 4 minutes
Total time 3 hours, 44 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Occasion Barbecue
By author Richard Wachtel


  • 4 Pounds flanken-cut beef short ribs ((2- to 2-1/2-inch-thick))
  • 1 bottle Tatesfully Simple Cherry Zinfandel Grill Sauce


  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


Place all of the ingredients except the ribs in a medium bowl and stir to combine and evenly rub the spice mixture on all sides of the ribs.
Place the rubbed short ribs into a ziplock bag along with the Tastefully Simple Cherry Zinfandel BBQ sauce and place that bag and refrigerate them for up to three hours.
Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium (about 350°F to 450°F).
Place the ribs on the grill and brush them with some of the sauce. Cover the grill and cook until grill marks appear on the bottom of the ribs, about 5 minutes.
Turn the ribs, brush with sauce, cover, and cook another 5 minutes. Flip and brush every 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and formed a glaze and the ribs are heated through, about 20 minutes total. Transfer the remaining sauce to a serving bowl and serve with the ribs.

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