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Category: Appetizers

Beef Ribs Luau

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Total time: 45 minutes plus 2 hours marinating | Serves 6 to 8
Note: This recipe uses the secret house barbecue sauce devised by chef Joe Stellini for the Luau in Beverly Hills. Look for Chinese barbecue sauce at Asian markets.
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup Chinese barbecue sauce (char siu)
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 16 to 20 beef back ribs (about 10 pounds)

Step 1Mix the ketchup, sugar, garlic, barbecue sauce and wine. Marinate the ribs in this for at least two hours, or even overnight, in the refrigerator.

Step 2Remove the ribs from the marinade and grill them over medium coals, or place them under the broiler 4 inches from the heat source. Baste them often with the marinade until they are browned, about 10 minutes a side.

Each of 8 servings:
468 calories; 570 mg sodium; 151 mg cholesterol; 23 grams fat; 11 grams carbohydrates; 51 grams protein; 0.39 gram fiber.
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