7-Hour Smoked Beef Ribs with Kale Mashed Potatoes

Written by  //  July 29, 2014  //  Recipes  //  13 Comments

7 Hour Smoked Beef Ribs Kale Mashed PotatoesThis is a perfect long weekend meal, and one where the kids can join in to develop a passion for the grill! We used a smoker but a similar result can be achieved on a BBQ. The kale mashed potatoes are full of anti-oxidants and a great way to add a healthy kick to this summer meal. The 7-hour smoked beef ribs can be prepped long in advance so you have lots of leisure time to relax with friends and family as the smoke wafts through the air. Can you smell them? (P.S. Don’t count on leftovers!)

Clubhouse LaGrille7-Hour Smoked Beef Ribs

2 lb (1000 g) beef ribs
6 tbsp (90 mL) Club House La Grille Steakhouse Onion Burger Seasoning
Dash Salt and Pepper
1 cup red wine
6 tsps (28 mL) McCormick Gourmet Rosemary leaves (or fresh if available)
3 cups water
6 chunks of rum barrel pieces (purchase at a BBQ shop to add even more flavour)

7 Hour Smoked RibsMethod:

1. Soak the rum barrel wood chunks in water for 30 minutes.
2. Rinse and pat the beef ribs until dry.
3. Have the kids wash their hands well and let them do the rub, ensuring that the Club House La Grille Steakhouse Onion Burger Seasoning gets into ever nook and cranny of the ribs.
4. Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper.
5. Prepare your coals by heating in a smoker chimney. *If using a BBQ, wrap the soaked wood chips in tinfoil and place a metal bowl of water on the upper rack.
6. Mix the wine, water and rosemary in a stainless bowl (it comes with your smoker).
7. When coals are heated, place them in the bottom of the smoker and place the bowl of liquid on the rack directly above the coals.
8. Place ribs on the grill and smoke consistently for 6-7 hours. If you open the lid to check the coals or water, place lid back on quickly. **The goal is to keep the temperature at 225 degrees Celsius.

Firestarter For the Smoker Chimney

I learned this trick as part of the Girl Guides of Canada and it’s a great activity for the kids.

1. thoroughly wash a small tin can (we used a tuna can from our recycling).
2. Cut long strips of cardboard to the same height as the tin and roll them until they fit tightly into the can.
3. Using a candle or paraffin, drizzle wax on top of the edge of the corrugated cardboard.
4. Place 2-3 birthday candles into the folds. We added lavender for the scent as well.
5. Light your firestarter underneath coals in the smoker chimney. After 15 minutes your coals should be ready to place in the smoker.

Firestarter and Garlic Kale Potatoes

Kale Mashed Potatoes

6-8 potatoes
2 large kale stalks
2 T butter (30 mL)
2 T milk (30 mL)
1 tbsp (15 mL) Club House La Grille Steakhouse Onion Burger Seasoning 

1. Peel and boil the potatoes
2. Finely chop kale leaves
3. Once potatoes have boiled 25 minutes, drain and mash.
4. Add kale, butter and milk.
5. Stir and cover. The kale will slowly warm with the heat of the potatoes and retain nutrients.
6. To serve, sprinkle with Club House La Grille Steakhouse Onion Burger Seasoning (and drizzle with extra butter if you’re in our house!!)

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13 Comments on "7-Hour Smoked Beef Ribs with Kale Mashed Potatoes"

  1. Jill Amery July 29, 2014 at 1:49 pm ·

    It’s not really a flavour, but in France I made myself order off the French language menu and ended up with rognons de veau. (Veal kidneys). Not a good choice and my husband and I still howl about it!!!

  2. Darlene Schuller July 30, 2014 at 3:09 am ·

    Best dinner I’ve ever had is my Mom’s newfie dinner.

  3. latanya July 30, 2014 at 7:15 am ·

    I enjoyed a tomato bisque that I tried at a restaurant in Hawaii

  4. kelly mcgrew July 30, 2014 at 7:43 am ·

    the change in my palette was at an indian restaurant in D.C. the complex flavors of indian cooking was something i’d never tried before and i’ve been hooked ever since.

  5. Alexa Cohen July 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm ·

    garlic!

  6. Maggie K. July 31, 2014 at 5:57 pm ·

    One of my favourite travel food discovery is the chufa. I first had them when I was on exchange in Spain when I was 14. They are little tubers that have a sweet, nutty taste. I am growing them in my garden for the second year now.

  7. Holly Wright August 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm ·

    The best food I ever ate was last January when we went to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico! The food was super spicy and delicious!

  8. Rick F August 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm ·

    Everyone asks me to constantly make my Coconut Cream Pie. I do have to admit that it’s to die for.

  9. BobbiJo Pentney August 17, 2014 at 11:42 am ·

    we love hickory spice on our steak.

  10. Brandee H August 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm ·

    The best meal I ever had was on a tiny island in Thailand. It was a whole grilled fish. So flavourful!

  11. Wendy hutton August 18, 2014 at 8:01 pm ·

    my son is always trying different spices in dishes and his latest was terraki and szechuan sauces in a stir fry, tastes great but sure was spicy

  12. Pam August 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm ·

    One of the best dinners I ever had was at Ruth Chris steak house in Toronto. Hubby and I were celebrating and everything was divine. You order your meat and then the sides to share.

  13. Lori Jackson August 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm ·

    I visited Costa Rica in 2010 and this small village serves us “fircracker shrimp” , over rice and it was the so delicious yet so spicy we were sweating while we were eating!

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