My kids love it when I let them help out in the kitchen. It doesn't matter if we're baking, barbequing or roasting, if they can be involved they're thrilled. Of course this also means there's a lot more cleanup for me along the way. Lots of little hands pouring, measuring, stirring, and transferring means more spills, drips, and general oopsies.
One of my kids' all-time favourite dinners is this recipe for Beef Short Ribs. It really is finger-licking deliciousness but—be warned—prep can get quite messy when kids are involved.
Messy—But Worth It—Short Ribs
5 1/2 cups premium apple juice
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon season salt
5 lbs beef short ribs sliced 1 cm thick
1 cup quality barbeque sauce
In a large stock pot bring the first eight ingredients to a boil over High heat. Add the short ribs, and return to a boil. Cover and simmer on Low for 20 minutes.
Preheat grill over High heat. Remove the ribs from the sauce and transfer to a large dish, pat ribs dry with Scott Towels.
Grill the ribs until seared, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
As the ribs are done, in a large bowl toss them in a few batches with barbeque sauce. Be careful not to cover the front of your shirt in barbeque sauce. I have done this many times....