Short Ribs with Orange Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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When most people think of short ribs, they think of a long cooking time in a braising liquid. But there’s another version of a short rib that requires just minutes on the grill. They’re usually known as Korean, or flanken-cut, ribs.

For Korean short ribs, which are available at most Asian supermarkets, the ribs are cut lengthwise across the long side of the slab, yielding a very thin strip of meat. And thin meat equals fast cooking on the grill. They’re a delicious change from the usual short ribs. For each person, you should serve one pound of ribs.  The smoker box adds another layer of flavor. Char-Broil makes it super easy to use smoke as an ingredient with their terrific selection of Wood Chip Smoker Boxes. 


Smoked Short Ribs with Chipotle Orange BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: --

Serving Size: Serves 4

Calories per serving: --

Fat per serving: --

Easy and fast Orange Chipotle Beef Short Ribs


  • 1 cup orange juice (not from concentrate)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 4 pounds Korean or flanken-cut beef short ribs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine the orange juice, ketchup, vinegar, chipotles, garlic and granulated onion in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring the sauce to a boil for 10 minutes. Remove sauce from the heat and set aside.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium high.
  4. Add one cherry wood Char-Broil disposable smoker box to the grill and close the lid. When the smoker box starts to smoke, in approximately 10 minutes, you are ready to grill.
  5. Season the beef ribs with salt and pepper.
  6. Grill the beef ribs for 5-6 minutes per side for medium rare ribs
  7. Brush the sauce on the ribs for the last two minutes of grilling and serve with additional sauce on the side



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