Everything’s bigger in Texas, like the flavor of these beef short ribs smothered in Florida orange juice barbecue sauce. It’s a Lone Star favorite your guests won’t want to share.
Florida Orange Texas-Style Barbeque Sauce:
1 cup Florida orange juice
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup ketchup
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons steak sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground black pepper .
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon orange zest
12 beef short ribs, whole ribs
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
For Florida Orange Texas-Style Barbeque Sauce: Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan; bring to simmer and remove from heat. Divide sauce in half: use ½ to baste ribs while cooking and reserve ½ to serve with ribs.
For Short Ribs: Prepare hot smoker to 250°F. Season short ribs with salt and pepper to taste. Smoke for 3 hours, basting with ½ prepared barbecue sauce until short ribs are fork tender. Discard any remaining basting sauce. Serve short ribs with reserved Florida Orange Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce on side.
Alternate Slow Cooker Method
Prepare Florida Orange Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce.
Place 2 sliced yellow onions in bottom of slow cooker. Season short ribs with salt and pepper; place on top of onions. Add ½ of prepared Florida Orange Texas-Style Barbeque Sauce; reserve remaining sauce. Add 2 cups Florida orange juice and 2 teaspoons liquid smoke. Cook on low for 3 hours, until short ribs are fork tender. Serve short ribs with reserved sauce on side.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with Grapefruit Slaw.