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Dino Bones with Chipotle Red Wine Barbecue Sauce


Dino Bones with Chipotle Red Wine Barbecue Sauce

Dino Bones with Chipotle Red Wine Barbecue Sauce

Regarding BBQ, Inc.
These succulent beef ribs are so large, hence the name dino bones, they will not only fill your stomach amply, but your guests will be clamoring for the recipe. Give these giant, delicious ribs a try at your next cookout and brace yourself for rave reviews.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6


  • 4 to 5 pounds/1.8 to 2.2 kg beef back ribs
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL chipotle chili powder
  • For sauce:
  • 1 cup/240 mL ketchup
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cumin


Trim excess fat from beef ribs. Combine salt, pepper and chili powder. Rub over the ribs. Preheat grill and prepare for indirect grilling with a drip pan. Place ribs on grill over drip pan and close the lid. Cook for about 3 to 3 1/2 hours over a medium low, indirect heat (try to keep the temperature under 265 degrees F. or 130 degrees C.).(For smoked beef ribs see Beef Ribs.)

In a medium saucepan, add olive oil, garlic, chipotle powder, and cumin. Allow to heat through while stirring, for 1 minute. Add red wine and brown sugar. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add in soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly before using.

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