Slow Cooked Beef Short Rib

Zulu Short Beef Rib
Zulu Short Beef Rib

“Super simple and sure to impress. Slow cooking/smoking meats is a sure-fire way to look like a pro in the kitchen with minimal effort. There are a few variations on cooking methods for this recipe. This example is using a hooded gas BBQ, but an oven is just as good”


Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: Minimum 4.5 hours, the longer the better

Skill Level: Beginner

Servings: 2-3 



  • 1kg Cut of Beef Short Rib (ask your butcher)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt (fresh garlic & plain salt will suffice)
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp SpiceGirlz Zulu-Lu
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Wood smoking chips (optional – BBQ use only)



  1. Place the ribs, rack (bone) side down in an oven tray.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the meat, then sprinkle the garlic salt and smoked paprika over it.
  3. Coat the meat with the Zulu-Lu, it will hold quite well through the cooking process so spread it evenly.
  4. Heat your BBQ (or oven) to 125◦C. Low and slow is the key!
  5. Put the tray into the BBQ and shut the lid.
    • If you have wood smoking chips, add them to the flame now to give the meat that extra smokey taste.
  6. Cook at a constant low heat of 125◦C – 150◦C for 3 hours.
  7. Take the tray out, cover it with aluminium foil and return to the BBQ.
  8. Leave the meat for a minimum of another 1.5 hours. The longer you leave it the more tender the meat will be.
  9. 30 minutes before you plan to serve, take the meat out and drizzle the honey over the top and return to the heat. This will go golden brown and act as a glaze.
  10. Remove and enjoy!