Grilled Rib Sliders with Grilled Naan
June 25, 2015
Most people know me as a “dude food” blogger and part of that title also means that I know my way around a grill. I have been keeping a dirty secret though... I haven't had a grill in over 3 years! I like to live in the city and it's hard to have a grill in most places! I would go to my friends place from time to time when I had grilling inspiration or had to make a grilled recipe, and that was fine and all, but suddenly I had space for a grill in my current place, and thankfully Char-Broil came to the rescue and sent me one. And it is amazing! I have had it about 2 weeks and made a handful of things on it, and this grilled rib slider on grilled naan was one of my more recent creations.
I have a great roof deck at my place and this grill looks amazing on it. This specifically is a Char-Broil Tru-infrared™ Commercial Series™ Gas Grill
I used boneless country style ribs for these. I chopped them in half and braised them for two hours at 300 until fairly tender. I braised it right on the grill by putting it over the burners that weren't turned on, and turned the other burner on so the outside thermometer read around 275, but the oven works fine too. The sauce was ginger beer, garlic, chile flake, curry powder, mustard, and Worcestershire.
After they come out of the oven, I popped them into the fridge to cool because I wasn't grilling them for a few more hours. If you want to go straight to the grill, that’s fine too.
I made a quick slaw of carrot, cabbage, vinegar, mustard, and turmeric. Give this a little massage to soften it up and let it sit an hour or 2 before serving.
My naan recipe is here. I cut it in half and made 8 small flatbreads with it.
Ok time to go! the meat is on the grill. This grill has a TRU-infrared cooking system which I basically learned about as I put the whole thing together when it came in the mail. What happens is the gas flame is diffused across the whole cooking surface by these wavy metal grates and it makes for a super even cooking surface and no flair ups at all. I have been really impressed with my short time so far with this grill and I can’t wait to experiment more with it.
And now the bread is on the grill. Just a few minutes each side. Another thing I noticed while putting this together was the gauge on the gas line to the tank. I am always worried about running out of propane, and now I don’t have to worry anymore.
If you are cool like me you can give them a 1/4 turn to get the nice crosshatch grill marks.
This bread is delicious and very versatile, you can use it in place of any flatbread, and roll it into any shape that works for you.
When the meat is browned and warmed through, you are ready to build your sandwiches.
That warm crispy bread is perfect with the savory meat and the sour tangy slaw.
And there is a nice grilled flavor running through the whole thing.
The meat is perfectly tender from the braise, but not falling apart. There is just enough bite to make it feel different than a pulled pork.
Such a fun snack for a summer afternoon with friends and beer!The Char-Broil Commercial Series Grills can be purchased at Lowe’s! Learn more about Char-Broil’s infrared technology. Find my naan recipe here
Grilled Rib Sliders with Grilled Naan
- Indian Spice Braised Ribs
- 2 Pounds Boneless Country Style Ribs
- 1 Can or bottle Ginger Beer
- 5 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Tablespon Mustard
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
- 2 Teaspoons Curry Powder
- Salt, Pepper, Chile Flake
- 1.5 Cups Grated Carrot
- 1.5 Cups Shredded Cabbage
- 1/4 Cup White Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Mustard
- 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
- Cut the ribs in half. Mix everything in a baking dish. Bake at 300 for about 2 hours until tender but not falling apart. Remove from heat. Grill immediately or refrigerate until it's time to grill.
- For the Slaw, Mix all the ingredients together. Mix well and squeeze as you mix to soften the veggies.