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Barbecue Beer Braised Ribs are the perfect food for barbecues. They are also ideal comfort food in colder weather. Easy to make, just marinade then cook.
Have you noticed that the trees have suddenly started changing colour? This year the Autumn seems to have happened earlier than usual. First a few golden leaves appeared at the top of the trees and now when I go out I am scrunching them underfoot. There are reds, golds, browns and still some green leaves hanging on till the last.
Mornings are colder and often fog hangs over the fields, wrapping the ground in a cold white blanket making you freeze as you walk past. The nights are darker earlier, making you want to close the curtains and keep warm inside.
It will soon be time for fireworks, bonfires and trick or treating. Maybe you are thinking of having a bonfire night party with friends. I would love to have an outdoor barbecue with fire pits blazing in the garden to keep us warm and lots of warming food.
There is something magical about watching a fire on a dark night, sparks flying into the sky and the smell of wood in the air. After watching fireworks we could tell ghost stories around the fire and toast marshmallows. A few cups of hot chocolate would round the evening off perfectly.
For bonfire night parties you need easy food. Warming food that is tasty and can be prepared ahead of time and just brought out of the oven and put on a plate.
Making Barbecue Beer Braised Ribs
Recently I made some barbecue beer braised ribs that would be perfect for a bonfire party. They can be left in the marinade the day before. The sauce can be prepared in the morning and the ribs cooked just before the party in the oven. Half an hour before they are needed the sauce can be poured over and then they can be removed from the oven and served to hungry guests.
I always find that ribs are a food that men love to eat. I think ribs bring out their inner cave man, they love to pick them up with their fingers and rip into them with their teeth.
The Bluebeards Revenge Beer
To make the beer braised ribs I used a new pale ale called The Bluebeards Revenge. Launched by the premium men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge this beer is hailed as the ultimate pale ale for real men and seemed ideal for making my ribs. I had a sip of some of the leftover ale as well and it is lovely and tasty.
The Bluebeards revenge are working with their local Devon based Hunter’s brewery to produce the beer which is made with Citra and East Kent Golding’s hops combined with the finest of British ingredients.
The Bluebeards Revenge Pale Ale (500ml) is available to buy online from tuckersmaltings.com, priced at £2.70 a bottle. With their unique labels as well the beer would make a great talking point served at a party.
The ribs were a great success, enjoyed by the men in my family. I served them with potato salad and fresh salad which worked really well. They were torn apart in minutes much to the disappointment of the dog who was hoping the ribs were for him. I will definitely be adding these to my party menu.
Barbecue Beer Braised Ribs Recipe
Barbecue Beer Braised Ribs
- 2 racks ribs
- 375 ml ale
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp hot pepper sauce
- 113 g tomato puree
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp mustard
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Place the ribs into a large dish
- Peel the onion and garlic and grate.
- Mix the grated onion and garlic with the beer, Worcestershire sauce, salt, paprika and hot pepper sauce and pour the mixture over the ribs.
- Leave to marinade for around four hours or overnight
- Preheat the oven to 160C
- Remove the ribs from the marinade, pat dry and place on a baking tray.
- Bake for an hour and a half
- Pour the leftover marinade into a pan and combine with the other ingredients
- Bring to the boil and simmer until it has reduced by half.
- Pour the glaze over the ribs, making sure they are well coated and cook until tender, around another half an hour.
If you are looking for ideas for Halloween party food why not try these ideas for Halloween nibbles Mummy pizzas and mummified hot dogs make a great centre piece to the table.
What will you be doing this Halloween? Are you going to any parties?