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Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs

Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and we decided to cook with that theme in mind. We wanted to play with the beef and cabbage concept and in turn create a unique dish that works for St. Patty’s day (or any other day). This recipe is a form of our Pantry Night concept and (as our recipes so often do) has a good back story. Now get yourself a favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy our recipe for Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs with a side of braised cabbage.

Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs
Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs

Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs

Our story starts a couple of weeks ago when we made the Kalbi BBQ recipe. Shopping for the ingredients for that recipe proved to be challenging and the first attempt brought home some Beef Short Ribs that were not the right cut for Kalbi. As a result we put those ribs in the freezer to use at a later date. When prepping for the Blog menu this week we decided to use the Beef Short Ribs we had on hand. This became the foundation of our St. Patrick’s Day themed menu.

Next we wanted to create a simple marinade that would highlight the flavor of the Beef Short ribs and underscore the themed menu. Guinness was the obvious choice and off we went to get a bottle from the grocery store. Little did we know this was at the top of everyone’s grocery list this past weekend so “this” version of Guinness Marinated Beef Shorts Ribs is actually made with Murphy’s Stout! …please don’t tell anyone 🙂

For the marinade we used 1 can of Stout, brown sugar, onion, garlic, and soy sauce.

Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs
Ingredients for the marinade

Mix together all the ingredients and place it in a large Ziploc bag with the Beef Short Ribs. Let this sit overnight.

Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs
Place the ribs and marinade in a Ziploc bag

For the cabbage we did something very simple. Half a head of green cabbage, 3 slices of thick cut bacon, 1 cup of chicken stock, and 1/8 cup of white wine vinegar and 1 Tablespoon of coarse mustard went in to this recipe.

Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs
Cabbage prep

To prep the cabbage we cooked the bacon over medium heat until crispy. We removed all but 1 Tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet.

We cut the cabbage into thick strips and added it to the bacon fat in the pan cooking over medium high heat for 5 minutes. Then we added the chicken stock and vinegar to the pan letting the cabbage cook until tender.  Once it was tender, we stirred in the coarse mustard.

While the cabbage was cooking we took the beef out of the marinade to let it come up to room temperature and set the Big Green Egg for direct grilling at 400°.

Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs
Beef ribs after sitting all night

Once the ribs were at room temp and the Egg was set to 400° we were ready to get grill!

Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs
Ribs on the Big Green Egg

We cooked these bad boys for 5 minutes per side, then let them rest for 5 minutes and served over the cabbage!

Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs
Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs with Cabbage


Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs

Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs

The BBQ Buddha
This recipe for Guinness Marinated Beef Short Ribs is the perfect meal for St. Patrick's Day!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Beef
Cuisine BBQ
Servings 2


  • For the Ribs:
  • 1.5 Lbs Bone in beef ribs
  • 1.2 c brown sugar 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ onion chopped
  • ¼ c soy sauce
  • 12 oz Stout
  • For the Cabbage:
  • 1 head of cabbage cut into 1/2" wide strips
  • 6 slices of bacon cut into 1/4" strips
  • 1-2 cups fresh chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp coarse mustard


  • For the Ribs:
  • Mix ingredients together
  • Place ribs and marinade in Ziploc bag overnight
  • Heat grill to 400°
  • Cook the ribs 5 minutes per side
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before serving
  • For the cabbage:
  • Over medium heat cook the bacon lardons until crisp and the fat is rendered. Pour out all but 1-2 tablespoons of the bacon fat.
  • Add the cabbage strips to the bacon pan and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of the chicken stock and the 1/4 cup of vinegar to the pan. Let the cabbage cook in the liquid until tender, adding more chicken stock as needed.
  • When the cabbage is tender, remove from the heat and stir in the coarse mustard.
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