Spice Rubbed Grilled American Bison Short Ribs with Orange Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • prep time40 min
  • total time 60 min
  • serves 4 - 6

Zingy, zesty, sweet and a little spicy, these short ribs are the ultimate BBQ experience.

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Directions for: Spice Rubbed Grilled American Bison Short Ribs with Orange Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce


Short Ribs

2 Tbsp ancho chile powder

2 Tbsp Spanish sweet paprika

1 Tbsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground cinnamon

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Canola oil, for brushing

16 bone-in 1/3- to 1/2-inch-thick flanken-style American bison short ribs

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Orange Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce, for brushing, recipe follows

Orange Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

2 Tbsp canola oil

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 small red onion, finely diced

½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Finely grated zest of 1 orange

½ cup ketchup

¼ cup clover honey

¼ cup red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp chipotle in adobo puree

1 Tbsp soy sauce

1 ½ tsp ancho chile powder

1 tsp kosher salt


Short Ribs

1. Combine the ancho, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper in small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper, and then rub the spice mix onto the top of the ribs. Put on a baking sheet lined with aluminum or parchment. Let the ribs sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

2. Heat a charcoal or gas grill to high for direct grilling. Brush the ribs on both sides with oil and grill, spice-side down, until golden brown and slightly charred, about 4 minutes. Flip and grill another 4 minutes. Brush with some of the Orange Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce during the last minute of grilling. Remove to a platter and brush with more of the sauce.

Orange Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the orange juice and zest and cook until slightly reduced.

2. Add the ketchup, honey, vinegar, chipotle puree, soy sauce, ancho powder and salt, and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally and simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

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