Konro Bakar Beef Ribs

Konro Bakar Beef Ribs

Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Konro Bakar Beef Ribs, a culinary delight straight from the heart of Indonesian barbecue culture. Originating from the bustling streets of Indonesia, Konro Bakar embodies the essence of traditional grilling techniques combined with rich, aromatic spices. These succulent beef ribs are marinated to perfection, then expertly grilled over an open flame on a Konro grill, infusing each bite with a smoky charred essence that is simply irresistible. Served with a side of spicy sambal and aromatic rice, Konro Bakar is a celebration of bold flavors.

Let me show you what this recipe is all about.

You can find the full instructional video at the end of this page.


  • 1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs beef ribs

  • 1 lemongrass

  • 2 tbsp arachide oil

  • 2 liters or 8 cups water


  • 12 shallots

  • thumb size ginger

  • 1 kurkuma

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • 7 rawit peppers

  • 1 tsp tarasi

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 5 cloves

mopping sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketjap manis

  • 1/4 cup cane sugar

peanut sauce

  • 1 cup of peanuts

  • 1/2 cup of cashew nuts

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

  • to taste salt

How to

Make the boemboe

  1. Chop the shallots, ginger, kurkuma, garlic and rawit peppers.
  2. Sauté them in a pan with a bit of arachide oil. 
  3. Add tarasi, a cinnamon stick, cloves and fry.
  4. Once done, divide into 2 bowls.

Beef Ribs Soup

  1. In a large pan add crushed lemongrass, 1 bowl of the homemade boemboe, and enough warm water to submerge the beef ribs.
  2. Bring to a boil and let it cook for about 2.5 hours. Allow the ribs to rest.

Mopping sauce

  1. Take two spoonfuls of broth from the beef ribs and simmer in a skillet until reduced by half.
  2. Add soy sauce and raw cane sugar.
  3. Reduce until it becomes a sticky sauce.

Peanut sauce

  1. In arachide oil, roast the peanuts and cashew nuts.
  2. Add the other half of the boemboe.
  3. Once fragrant, let it cool before processing in a food processor.
  4. Add coconut milk, ketjap manis, water, and salt and grind them into a smooth sauce.

Grilling the ribs

  1. Fire up the Kamado Joe grill to medium heat.
  2. Brush the mopping sauce over the beef ribs.
  3. Grill the beef ribs, continuously brushing with the mopping sauce to create a sticky outer crust.


  1. Drizzle some peanut sauce over the beef ribs.
  2. For extra flavor, add sambal manis.
  3. Sprinkle additional mopping sauce on top.

Enjoy your Konro Bakar Ribs!

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