Moroccan Spiced Short Ribs

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"Recipe source: local newspaper"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (319.6 g)
  • Calories 743.1
  • Total Fat - 51 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 169.3 mg
  • Sodium - 703.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 14 g
  • Protein - 50.3 g
  • Calcium - 43.9 mg
  • Iron - 6.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Place meat in a 9 x 13 inch pan.

Step 2

In a cup or bowl combine spices (brown sugar - pepper). Rub spice mixture over the meat. Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Step 3

Using a barbecue grill on high sear each side of the meal (5-10 minutes per side). Return meat to the pan.

Step 4

In a bowl combine the barbecue sauce with the water and pour over the meat. Season with pepper to taste. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake in a 325 degree oven for 2 1/2 hours.

Step 5

Cut into 3 inch pieces.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious and literally finger licking good. I couldn't believe how expensive beef short ribs were at the market and opted to go with a slab of 7-bone choice chuck roast. It worked out perfectly. Came out tender with wonderful taste and aroma that filled the house. We loved it and my husband praised it. A do again for sure. Thank you, ellie, for sharing. Made it for Best of 2021 as recommended by Northwest Gal.

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(25 Feb 2022)


Delicious! I only left my ribs in the spices for 6 hours, then put on the charcoal grill outside before baking. I could only find bone in short ribs, and they worked out just perfectly. So glad I made these delicious ribs!

review by:
(4 Feb 2022)


Best short ribs I have had in years. I cut recipe in half, but wish I had used the original amount of sauce. I also had to use bone-in, as I couldn't find boneless. Will be making these again.

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(3 Sep 2021)


Wow, this was fabulous! I couldn't find any boneless ribs, so I had to go with bone-in short ribs, but it worked out just fine anyway. The warm Moroccan spices added a wonderful flavor to the short ribs, and I scooped up some of the pan sauce and spooned it over the ribs, to add a bit more flavor to each bite. I roasted the ribs for the exact amount of time listed, and they were perfectly fall-off-the-bone tender. We all really enjoyed these short ribs, and I know I'll make this recipe again. I served some side dishes of buttered peas with sautéed onions and roasted potatoes that were tossed with some of the same spices called for in the Short Rib recipe. And it was a very good dinner. Thanks, ellie. We loved this recipe!

review by:
(17 May 2021)


Delicious ribs...I cut the recipe in half...and added extra barbecue sauce on top after it finished cooking...made for "Pick Me" tag game...

review by:
(27 Dec 2016)


We thoroughly enjoyed these short ribs! I used bone in (as that is what I had) and cooked them in my crock pot for 4 hours on high. Lovely and tender, fall off the bone goodness! I skimmed the fat and thickened the dripping with a wee bit of cornstarch and drizzled it over the ribs. Made for a great Easter dinner! Thank you for sharing Ellie! Made for Billboard Recipe tag.

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(6 Apr 2015)