Jalapeño Garlic Grilled Beef Ribs

Jalapeño Garlic Grilled Beef Ribs

 Recipe by: Miguel Ray @cookingwithfire



  • 4 lbs flanked beef ribs
  • Coarse salt for seasoning
  • 2 Jalapeño peppers
  • 3 tbsp cilantro
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup neutral cooking oil
  • Juice of limes


Make the Marinade
  • To begin, we'll create a vibrant and flavorful marinade that will infuse our beef ribs with a tantalizing kick. Gather the jalapeño peppers, cilantro, garlic cloves, neutral cooking oil, and the juice of three limes. These ingredients will come together to create a harmonious blend of heat, freshness, and tang.

  • Place all the ingredients for the marinade into a blender. Let the blades whirl until a smooth and vibrant green mixture forms. The jalapeño peppers, cilantro, and garlic will release their aromatic oils, blending with the oil and lime juice to create a cohesive and tantalizing marinade.

Prepare the Beef Ribs
  • Take the 4 lbs of flanken beef ribs and place them in a bowl. Sprinkle a generous amount of coarse salt over the ribs, ensuring each piece is well-seasoned. This simple step will enhance the natural flavors of the meat and create a perfect balance with the boldness of the marinade.

Pour the Marinade
  • Slowly pour the marinade over the beef ribs, ensuring each piece is thoroughly coated. The ribs will eagerly soak up the tantalizing flavors of the jalapeño, garlic, and lime, allowing the marinade to penetrate the meat and infuse it with its vibrant essence.

Marinate for at Least 30 Minutes
  • Allow the beef ribs to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes, giving the flavors ample time to meld and permeate the meat. For an even more intense flavor, you can marinate the ribs for a longer period, allowing the marinade to work its magic and tenderize the beef further.

Preheat the Grill

  • As the ribs marinate, preheat your grill to medium-high heat, ensuring it reaches the optimal temperature for grilling. The sizzle and crackle of the grill will soon complement the aroma of the marinade, creating an atmosphere of anticipation and mouthwatering delight.

Grill the Beef Ribs

  • Once the grill is preheated, carefully place the marinated beef ribs onto the grates. Let the ribs cook for approximately 3.5 minutes per side, or until a beautiful caramelized crust forms, offering a satisfying crunch with each bite. The high heat will sear the marinade onto the meat, locking in its bold flavors while imparting a smoky essence.

Remove and Let Cool

  • Once the beef ribs are cooked to perfection, remove them from the grill and let them cool for a few minutes. This brief interlude allows the flavors to settle and the juices to redistribute, ensuring each bite is a succulent and tender experience.

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