Look Here if You Aren’t Marinating Ribs In Beer Already

If you are a foodie or meat connoisseur, you are well-acquainted with the fact that marinades are one of the important steps when it comes to making great ribs. But not just any marinade will do. Beer is the best way to keep the meat juicy and tender.

Haven’t been marinating ribs in beer? Why not check out the following recipes and see how it tastes for yourself!

Rib Marinade

For this recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • 2-½ tablespoons garlic powder.
  • 1-½ tablespoons white pepper.
  • 1-½ tablespoons seasoned salt.
  • 1 tablespoon onion salt.
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano.
  • 4 pounds pork spareribs.
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar.
  • 12-12 fluid ounce cans or bottles premium lager.
  • 20 ounces ketchup.
  • 10 ounces Worcestershire sauce.
  • 1-½ cup maple syrup.
  • 1 cup brown sugar.  
  • 1 cup liquid smoke flavoring
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar.
  • ½ cup honey mustard.

In a medium bowl, mix garlic powder, white pepper, salt, onion salt, and oregano. Place ribs in a roasting pan and rub with the mixture. Pour distilled white vinegar and half the beer in the pan so that it covers the ribs. Cover the pan and leave for 8 hours or overnight.

Prepare the grill at medium heat and lightly oil the grate. 

In a large saucepan, whisk remaining beer, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, liquid smoke, margarine, apple cider vinegar, and honey mustard. Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until thick. Remove ribs from the marinade, and coat liberally. Place on grill and cook up to 2 hours, so the internal temperature hits 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat with marinade while cooking.

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Beer-Glazed Ribs

If you are looking for a recipe that will make a solid impression upon your guests, these beer-glazed beef ribs are for you! 

Here is what you will need.

  • 8 meaty beef ribs, about 2 pounds.
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce.
  • 1/3 packed cup brown sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar.
  • 1 cup lager beer.
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger.
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped.
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce.
  • 1/8 teaspoon five-spice powder.

Cut the ribs into pieces and place in a shallow baking dish with the meat facing down. Mix the hoisin sauce, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl. Stir in beer slowly. Then add the ginger, garlic, so sauce, and the five-spice powder and mix. Spread the marinade over the ribs, turning to coat, and once again place the ribs facing meat-side down. Let sit for 8 hours in the fridge. One hour before cooking, remove from the fridge and preheat grill or broiler to high.

This isn’t the only way to cook ribs. Pressure cooking ribs makes them especially delicious.

At this point, transfer the ribs to a platter. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil for up to 15 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup. Cook the ribs, turning on all four sides and applying the marinade as you go. Each side will need about 4 to 5 minutes, with a total cook time of up to 20 minutes. Serve the remaining marinade as a dipping sauce.