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Celebrate Dad with A Four Roses Inspired Meal

blog | 06/10/2021

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Here at Four Roses, we know that fathers deserve more than just one day of recognition. This Father’s Day, we are excited to have teamed up with “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” to create a Four Roses inspired short ribs recipe that any Bourbon lover in your life is sure to enjoy.

For an added bonus, you can pair the meal with any one of our sweet & spicy summer cocktails made with Four Roses Small Batch and Barritt’s Ginger Beer. Check out the recipes below and don’t forget to share your masterpieces with us on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Country Style Bourbon BBQ Short Ribs

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2 lbs.                                      Beef Country Style Ribs

2 tbsp                                     Four Roses Small Batch

1 tbsp                                     Vegetable Oil

2 tsp                                       Minced Garlic

1 cup                                      Yellow Onion (diced)

2 tbsp                                     Tomato Paste

2 tsp                                       Paprika

2 tsp                                       Ground Cumin

2 tsp                                       Kosher Salt

2 tsp                                       Cracked Black Pepper

2                                             Bay Leaf

3 cups                                    Beef Stock

2 tbsp                                     Liquid Smoke

2 tbsp                                     Molasses

1/4 cup                                   Ketchup

1/4 tsp                                    Cayenne Pepper

4 tbsp                                     Pickle Relish



  1. Pre­heat grill to medium heat. Season ribs with salt and pepper to taste and place on pre­heated

grill. Grill for 2 minutes on each side, remove and set aside. Next, pre­heat skillet over medium heat.

Add vegetable oil and onion to the skillet and cook until onions are golden brown about 5 minutes.

Add garlic and tomato paste and combine, then add the paprika, cumin, salt and pepper and


Cook’s tip: If you cannot find Country Style Ribs, Boneless Beef Short Ribs can be substituted.


  1. Deglaze skillet with the beef stock scraping the bottom of the pan. Add in the ribs, bay leaf and

liquid smoke and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover for 2.5­3.5 hours or until fork


Cook’s tip: Avoid lifting the lid, which releases valuable heat and moisture and can significantly

increase cook time.


  1. Once the ribs are fork tender, remove from the pan and return to the grill over low heat. Grill for 1.5

minutes on each side, remove from the grill and set aside. Meanwhile remove the bay leaf from the

sauce and bring sauce to a boil. Add in the Bourbon, ketchup, molasses, and cayenne pepper and

continue to cook until sauce becomes thick. Plate each Rib and top with 3/4 cup of BBQ sauce.

Garnish with 1 Tablespoon of pickle relish and serve.


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