Bruce and I have been married for over seven years. I don’t think that he has decided to keep me because of my bubbly personality or my sweet smiling face. Nope, it’s neither of those reasons…. I believe that it is all about the dishes that I make such as my Strawberry Chipotle Beef Ribs. These beef ribs are oven tender and smothered in an amazing homemade Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce. My Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce is a crazy concoction of ingredients such as fresh strawberries, Dr. Pepper (yes, Dr. Pepper), Indonesian soy sauce and fiery chipotle peppers in adobo. I figure that if I continue to make these ribs, Bruce just might keep me around for the rest of his life. Make these ribs and prepare to be kept. Makes about 4 servings. Enjoy! Tessa
- 2 large racks beef ribs (about 7 pounds)
- 1/4 c. Indonesian soy sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce (see recipe below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash, trim and cut into individual beef ribs. Toss ribs in a large bowl and drizzle on Indonesian Soy Sauce and rub with salt and pepper. On a foil lined pan (or large cookie sheet) place ribs. Cover with more foil and put in the oven. Bake for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until tender. Remove foil and brush with sauce. Turn on the broiler and broil until sauce is slightly caramelized. Turn ribs over and brush with more sauce. Broil again until caramelized. Place on serving platter.
Note: You can easily make these ribs on your outdoor barbecue. Just bake the ribs first so they are tender then you can finish them on the BBQ for a an outdoor smoky flavor!
Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce
- 1 lb. strawberries (cleaned, hulled and quartered)
- 1 can Dr. Pepper
- 1 c. tomato ketchup
- 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 3 Tbls. Indonesian Soy Sauce
- 2 Tbls. chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 1 tsp. seasoning salt
Grab a medium saucepan and toss all the ingredients in. Cook on low for about 45 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool. Makes about 2 1/2 – 3 cups sauce.