Fall-off-the-Bone BBQ Beef Ribs (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free)

Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo) photo

Finger-Licking-Good Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs

I like my ribs two ways… I like them falling off the bone, finger-licking, belly-rubbing good, and I like them tough as nails and a fight to get off the bone. I think I must get it from my Korean grandma. We gnaw those bones CLEAN.
The BBQ beef rib method I will be showing you today is the kind that will most likely leave your guests in awe of what a BBQ beef rib master you are. Tender, delicious, and easy (though darn right, still messy) to eat. Big thanks to Mr. Rig It for the original BBQ beef ribs method!
Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs

Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs… Getting hungry yet?

5 lbs beef back ribs (2 racks of beef ribs)
1 Tbsp salt
1/3 C low amine BBQ sauce
2 medium white onions
water
roasting pan
grill
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lay ribs flat in roasting pan.
  • Set aside a third of the low-amine BBQ sauce for finishing the ribs at the very end.
  • Baste top side of beef ribs with a light layer of low-amine BBQ sauce.
  • Slice onions into thick slabs and lay them on the ribs.
  • Add water to roasting pan, enough to just barely cover ribs.
Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs, raw form

Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs prepped for their first hour of cooking.

  • Cook for one hour, then remove onions and flip. Baste lightly and replace onions on top of BBQ beef rib racks.
Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs after one hour cooking (photo)

Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs after one hour cooking.

  • Cook for three hours, flipping beef ribs at each hour interval. Ribs should be starting to fall apart at this point. You don’t want them SO tender that they literally fall off the bone – remember, you still have to move your low-amine BBQ beef ribs to the grill and finish them there. But you do want them very tender.
Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs after two hours cooking (photo)

Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs after two hours cooking. Notice the meat is starting to creep away from the ends of the bones, giving it that “Frenched rib” look.

  • Move beef ribs to a platter and start up your grill. Reserve onions to serve with your low-amine BBQ beef ribs, if desired. Feel free to cook as a whole slab (more difficult) or cut beef ribs into individual pieces, or in groups of two or three beef ribs.
Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs getting ready for the final grilling touch. (photo)

Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs getting ready for the final grilling.

  • Baste ribs on both sides.
  • Grill on medium high (get some char and color to the sauce, but try not to burn up your low-amine BBQ beef ribs) with the meatier side facing up.
Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs finishing on the grill (photo)

Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs finishing on the grill.

  • Flip, and cook meatier side down.
  • Slice ribs halfway between the bones to create equally spaced, gorgeous, low-amine BBQ beef ribs.
Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs, served! (photo)

Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs, served!

  • Microwave the reserved low-amine BBQ sauce for a few seconds to warm it, and give your BBQ beef ribs a final saucing.
  • Dig in!
Enjoy your Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs! (photo)

Enjoy your Low-Amine BBQ Beef Ribs!

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: salt, onion, water

Low Amine: beef ribs, low-amine BBQ sauce

Baked Low-Amine BBQ Chicken Breasts (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, tomato-free, nut-free, low-fat, low-carb)

Low-Amine Baked BBQ Chicken (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, tomato-free, low-fat, low-carb) served with baked sweet potato and stir-fried cabbage (photo)

Low-Amine Baked BBQ Chicken (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, tomato-free, low-fat, low-carb) served with baked sweet potato and stir-fried purple cabbage.

This basic recipe requires you to have made the low-amine BBQ sauce in advance. I usually make mine in big batches and freeze them in one-cup servings in Ziplock bags for later use. Chicken breasts are versatile and work very well with the low-amine BBQ sauce. It’s a great easy meal that requires very little work (sauce-making aside).

2 large, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 C low-amine BBQ sauce, divided (1/4C , 1/4C)

2 Tbsp safflower oil

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lay chicken breasts down in Pyrex pan.
  • Slather chicken breasts with 1/4 C low-amine BBQ sauce.
  • Drizzle oil over the top.
Low-Amine Chicken with BBQ sauce and oil (photo)

Low-Amine Chicken with BBQ sauce and oil

  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  • Optional side dishes: small/medium sweet potatoes can be tossed in the oven straight on the rack to cook with the chicken and should be done about the same time. Purple cabbage was stir-fried simply with safflower oil, salt, garlic, and pepper.
  • Broil for about 5 minutes to brown the top of the chicken and sauce.
Baked and broiled low-amine BBQ chicken, ready for slicing (photo)

Baked and broiled low-amine BBQ chicken, ready for slicing!

Low-Amine BBQ Sauce (photo)

Low-Amine BBQ Sauce

  • Remove from oven, cut chicken into slices and serve with BBQ sauce drizzled over the top.

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Low Amine: skinless chicken breasts, low-amine BBQ sauce, safflower oil

BBQ Beef Sandwich with Banh Mi Vegetables (low-amine)

BBQ Beef Sandwich with Banh Mi Vegetables (photo)

BBQ Beef Sandwich with Banh Mi Vegetables

I’ve been craving BBQ. I’ve also been craving Banh Mi. I really like the little pickles they put in the sandwiches. They do right by me… But not so much by my amine allergy. This low-amine version can be done as a sandwich, served as an open-faced sandwich, or even in cabbage wraps (though it was a bit juicy for the cabbage wrap).

Alternate serving: BBQ Beef Cabbage Wraps with Banh Mi Vegetables (photo)

Alternate serving: Low-Amine BBQ Beef Cabbage Wraps with Banh Mi Vegetables

2 1/2 lb chuck roast beef

2 Tbsp garlic powder

2 Tbsp onion powder

1/2 onion, diced

1/3 C parsley, minced

double batch of low-amine BBQ sauce

1 C water

3 carrots

1/2 onion

1 Tbsp ascorbic acid

1 Tbsp salt

2 C water (approximate)

Bread or cabbage for sandwich or cabbage wrap

  • Make a double batch of low-amine BBQ sauce.
  • Cut roast into cubes about 1 1/2 – 2″ thick.
  • In a stock pot, throw in chunks of beef, garlic powder, onion powder, onion, parsley, 1 C low-amine BBQ sauce, and 1 C water. Beef should be covered. If not covered, add another cup water and third cup BBQ sauce (or cut beef to 1″ cubes).
  • Cook on a low simmer for about 3 hours, covered, or until beef is tender and easily shredded with a fork.
  • Heat a pan or pot with a couple inches water to boiling.
  • Julienne carrots and toss them in the boiling water. Cook for no longer than 45 seconds – they only need a blanching.
Carrots and Onions for Banh Mi Vegetable Mix (photo)

Carrots and Onions for Low-Amine Banh Mi Vegetable Mix

  • Drain, and run under cold water until cool. Drain well and put carrots in a bowl. Sprinkle with 1 tsp ascorbic acid, and 1 tsp salt. Mix until all carrots are well coated. Set aside.
  • Cut your half-onion into “C” shaped half-rings. Lay in the bottom of a  tupperware. Add 2 tsp salt, and 2 tsp ascorbic acid. Add just enough cold water to cover the onions. Mix until salt and ascorbic acid are dissolved.
  • When the beef is nearing completion, drain onions well. Set aside.
  • Quickly give carrots a light rinse and drain all excess water. Set aside.
  • Using a slotted spoon, pull chunks of beef out and onto a plate. Using two forks, shred beef.
Shredding BBQ Beef with two forks (photo)

Shredding BBQ Beef with two forks

  • You can do the sauce one of two ways. To make it low-fat, discard BBQ liquid the beef was cooking in, as it is high in fats. If you don’t want to waste it, pour half the liquid out, but reserve half.
  • Mix beef in with 1C+ BBQ sauce (not the sauce the beef was cooking in).
  • Wash cilantro.
  • Build sandwich, cabbage wrap, or open-faced sandwich with vegetables on bottom, low-amine BBQ beef on top.
  • Garnish with cilantro, vegetables, and cayenne (if wanted).

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: garlic powder, onion powder, onion, parsley, water, carrot, ascorbic acid, salt, cabbage

Low Amine: chuck roast beef, low-amine BBQ sauce, bread

Very High Amine: cayenne