Cheetos covered beef ribs

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Cheetos covered beef ribs

I found fast-food style beef ribs. These are the ribs closest to the backbone and are much thinner than your usual short ribs placed lower on the cow.

Because I want these ribs treated as fast food, I coated them in crushed Cheetos. You’ll be surprised about the cheesy crunch that you get on the ribs. This combination makes a unique flavour that you have to try for yourself.

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  • beef back ribs
  • mustard
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 bags of Cheetos

How to

  1. Put a good layer of mustard on both sides of the ribs. Don’t forget the sides. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the mustard.
  2. Crush the Cheetos and push a good amount of it in the mustard. Keep adding crushed Cheetos until you can’t see any mustard.
  3. Start up your grill with indirect heat of about 120 to 140ºC (248 to 284F) and a chunk of smoke wood. Place the coated beef ribs on the grates and close the lid.
  4. Smoke the ribs for a couple of hours until the core temperature reaches 96ºC (205F), and the meat is tender. Check this by poking the meat with the probe of your thermometer or a toothpick. When it goes in and out without much resistance, the ribs are ready.
  5. Let the ribs rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing them.

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