Step By Step Memorial Day Menu

May 24, 2013

beef ribs on cutting board

Not sure what to cook up this Memorial Day weekend?  Try this step-by-step menu for the grill including beef ribs, grilled coleslaw with bacon and a grilled banana split.  Check out the video below and the recipes that follow!


Texas Beef Ribs


4 – 6 pounds of beef ribs

1/4 cup Kosher salt

3 tbsp cracked black pepper

1/4 garlic powder

1/4 cup onion powder

3 tbsp Montreal steak seasoning

2 cups beef broth


Create dry rub by mixing salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and steak seasoning together in a bowl and set aside.  Remove the membrane from the back of the beef ribs and cover both sides of ribs generously with rub. Allow to rest for an hour.


Prepare grill for indirect cooking, placing coals on both sides of the grill.  Place ribs bone side down in an aluminum half pan and add 2 cups of beef broth.  Place pan in the center of the grate, cover and allow to cook for until meat reaches internal temperature of 180 to 185 degrees (approximately 4 hours).


Southern Grilled Coleslaw

One head of cabbage, cored and cut in to eighths

Southern slaw dressing (recipe follows)

1 cup crumbled bacon


Grill cabbage over direct heat for 5 minutes per side until char marks are visible. Chop cabbage finely, toss with dressing, add bacon and serve.


Southern Slaw Dressing

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon mustard powder


Mix all ingredient and refrigerate for at least one hour.


Grilled Banana Split


Slice 2-4 bananas lengthwise, leaving skin on.

Place cut side down on grill for 3-5 minutes.

flip and drizzle with agave or honey and sprinkle generously with brown sugar.

Cover grill and allow sugar to caramelize, approximately 5 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool

Place bananas in a bowl, add ice cream, your favorite toppings and serve.


Clint Cantwell, Editor

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