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Smoked Beef Ribs with Garlic Aioli Mash

A simple meat and vegetable dish doesn’t need to be a boring affair. Take a perfectly tender and smokey beef rib, nestle it on a rich, creamy garlic aioli mash, and add your favourite seasonal greens. Simple in looks, spectacular in flavour!

Prep: 15 mins   ~   Cook: 5 hours   ~   Serves 4




Beef Ribs

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Salt & pepper

2 Tbs American Mustard

3 cloves garlic

1/2 cup BBQ sauce

750ml of red wine

1 litre beef stock

Garlic Aioli Mash

1kg Agria potatoes (or other mash-suitable variety)

6 tbsp Best Foods Garlic Aioli

2 tbsp butter

3 tbsp milk

Salt & pepper to taste




Beef Ribs

Preheat a large high sided dish such as a la Creuset over high heat with oil.

Season trimmed beef ribs with a good amount of salt and pepper. Sear beef ribs in a dish for around 2-3 minutes each side to sufficiently brown around all sides of the meat.

Cook down garlic for a few minutes before adding red wine and cooking for another 5 minutes.

Add BBQ sauce and 1 litre of beef stock - adjusting the beef stock requirement to leave the ribs exposed depending on your dish size.

Cover dish with lid or foil and transfer to an oven set to 160°C (320°F) for 5 hours or until beef is tender and falling away from the bone.

Garlic Aioli Mash

While the beef is cooking, peel the potatoes, dice into 3cm pieces, place in a pot and cover with water. Boil over medium-high heat for 10-20 minutes, or until tender. A knife should easily slide through the pieces.

Drain the potatoes well, then return them to the pot and add the Best Foods Garlic Aioli, butter, milk and salt and pepper to taste.

Mash the potatoes until all the ingredients are well combined, then beat briefly with a whisk until potatoes are smooth and creamy.

Serve the beef ribs on a bed of rich creamy garlic mash, with your favourite vegetable sides.


Recipe by Fire & Thyme / Beef & Lamb New Zealand