This is a sponsored post by Ohio Beef Council although all thoughts and opinions are my own.
McDonald’s McRib Sandwich is available seasonally, With this recipe, you can have it any time of year! Made with beef ribs, this Copycat McRib Sandwich is smothered in barbecue sauce, topped with sliced onion and pickle, and served on a soft honey hoagie bun.
I could never figure out what the big deal was about McDonald’s McRib Sandwich. It always seemed pretty basic to me. I mean, there’s no cheese, lettuce, onion rings, or other crazy sandwich additions that make the sandwich extra special. So what is the big deal? Well, I’m not sure what makes the original McRib sandwich so special but I have several reasons that make this copycat version amazing
Use Beef Ribs to make this Sandwich
Let’s start with the ribs. The original McRib sandwich is made with pork. Well, my rib sandwich recipe is made with Beef Ribs. Beef ribs are a great source of protein because it has amazing flavor and the fat that is left on the ribs help to make the beef moist and full of beefy flavor.
This recipe is perfect for grilling and smoking beef ribs. You can check out the method I used for cooking ribs on the grill in this recipe. You can also bake the ribs for about an hour and a half and finish them on the grill for another hour on low heat. If you are not able to grill or smoke your ribs, you can also bake them. Either way, they will come out juicy, tender, and the meat will fall right off the bone!
Simple rub for the Beef Ribs
To make sure the ribs are well seasoned, you need to coat them in a simple rub that you can make using a few basic seasonings that you very well may already have in your kitchen. Some of those seasonings are:
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
- Smoked Paprika
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
- Seasoned Salt
To infuse the smoky flavor into the meat you can also use liquid smoke. I use this for almost everything. Just a dash. A little goes a long way. You can have your ribs sit with the rub overnight or, for at least, one hour.
Once you have cooked the ribs, the bones should slide right off the meat leaving a delicious, tender, and juicy piece of meat. Then you’ll smother the beef in your favorite BBQ sauce recipe either store-bought or homemade-made. If you are looking for a recipe on my blog you can try my Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce or this simple BBQ sauce recipe I made eons ago. It’s basic, but it works! Of course, you have to top the sandwich off with sliced sweet onion and pickles on a hoagie bun. There you have it, folks! A Homemade McRib Sandwich!
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If you like recipes with beef, check out some of my popular recipes below!
- Homemade Chalupas
- Lean Beef Burger with Sweet Kale Coleslaw
- Steak with Creamy Shrimp and Crab
- Beef Medallions with Red Wine and Mushroom Sauce