Smoked Beef Ribs

Smoked beef ribs

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dish to impress your guests, try smoking beef ribs. These ribs are juicy and delicious, with a unique smoky flavor that can’t be replicated by any other method.

Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and use a hardwood, such as oak or hickory, to produce the best smoke. Smoke your ribs for 3 hours at this temperature.

How to Smoke Ribs

Smoked beef ribs are not only tasty but are also super moist and tender. To ensure they are cooked to perfection, smoke the ribs on a grill using indirect heat.

To prepare the ribs for smoking, remove the membrane from the back of the rib rack. Rinse them and pat dry with paper towels.

Season the ribs generously with the dry rub. Place them on the smoker and allow them to smoke for a few hours.

When you are ready to serve, wrap the ribs in foil and let them rest for about an hour. Then slice them between the bones and serve them with BBQ sauce.


Whether you’re smoking beef ribs for the first time or have been cooking them on the grill for years, there are a few basic ingredients you need. These include meat, salt, water, vinegar, and a spice rub.

Seasoning a meat with a brine or a dry rub can help keep the moisture in the meat while you’re smoking it. Then, you’ll want to cook your ribs at low and slow temperatures to develop their flavor.

For a dry brine, you can use kosher salt and plan on using about half a teaspoon per pound of meat. You’ll then place the rack of ribs on a cooling rack and refrigerate it for about two hours or overnight.

Then, you’ll need to remove the silver skin and fat cap from the top of the ribs. You’ll also need to trim the ribs of any sinew that may be on them. After that, you can smoke the ribs for a long time until they’re tender and tasty.


Smoking meat imparts a flavor that cannot be replicated by cooking it on the grill or in the oven. Using a smoker to cook your meats will also make them extra tender and juicy.

To prepare your ribs, you will need to apply a rub and season the meat with salt and pepper. You can either massage the rub into the meat or simply sprinkle it on top.

Alternatively, you can marinate the ribs in a dry rub for up to 6 hours. However, be sure to remove the ribs from the marinade before smoking them.

You will then need to smoke the ribs at low temperatures for 4 to 6 hours. This will allow the ribs to cook over time, allowing the flavors to permeate the meat and result in tender and tasty smoked beef ribs.


Smoking ribs is a great way to produce tender, juicy meat with a delicious smoky flavor. They are cooked at low temperatures over a long period of time to make sure that the flavors really penetrate the meat.

To get the best flavor from your smoked beef ribs, choose a mesquite or hickory smoker to produce the most smoke. If you don’t have a mesquite or hickory wood smoker, you can use apple, cherry, pecan, oak, or any other fruit-based smoking wood that is less aromatic and produces a subtle smoke that works well with beef.

Slather the ribs with a light coating of hot sauce and apply a rub (equal parts salt and black pepper). Cook the ribs, meat side up, at 285degF for about 8 to 9 hours. Spritz the ribs during the final 2 to 3 hours, and check for doneness by poking them; they should feel like melted butter (about 203degF between the bones).

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