Sweet Chilli, Soy and Sesame Beef Ribs

beef ribs

Prep time: 1 hour | Cook: 12 mins | Serves 4 | Excellent source of iron

There’s something delicious about eating meat off the bone and these BBQ short ribs are the perfect way to do so.


  • Beef short ribs (10 to 12)
  • ½ cup sweet chilli sauce
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted


Place the beef ribs in a large saucepan, and cover the beef ribs with water. Bring slowly to simmering, over a low heat, simmer gently, partially covered for one hour.

Remove beef ribs from water, mix with combined chilli, tomato and soy sauces, garlic and ginger. Stand for 30 minutes or marinate overnight.

Barbecue ribs over a moderate heat for 10-12 minutes, turning often and basting with marinade until ribs are golden brown. Serve sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.

beef lambSource: Beef + Lamb New Zealand, reproduced with permission.