This recipe is inspired by one of my all time favorite restaurants— Matiki Island BBQ in Anaheim CA. Matiki is a Hawaiian Style BBQ restaurant that serves these amazing beef ribs grilled right over charcoal in the building! You can smell the smoke for miles—which always gets my appetite all worked up if I’m in the vicinity. The problem with Matiki is the horrendous California traffic. For me to get there I have to budget at least 40 minutes — which is crazy considering I’m not that far!
When I don’t want to deal with the nightmarish California traffic I make a copycat of their teriyaki beef ribs at home with the help of my Instant Pot. The beef ribs are very tender, then I finish them on a charcoal grill to add a delicious smokey flavor. You could also broil them in your oven to char them. At Matiki, they serve it with Potato Mac Salad, which I think is the perfect side dish.