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Smoked Beef Ribs on the Big Green Egg

Smoked Beef Ribs on the Big Green Egg

Smoked Beef Ribs on the Big Green Egg

I have wanted to try Smoked Beef Ribs on the Big Green Egg for years.  A few weekends a go I checked this item off my bucket list.  The main reason I waited so long was I never saw what I was looking for at the grocery store.  After poking around at my local Whole Foods and showing the butcher what I was looking for, I finally hit the jack pot.  They were pretty much everything I hoped for.  Ask your butcher for an uncut rack of beef short ribs and you will be in business.   (jump to the end for a video of the process)

Smoked Beef Ribs on the Big Green Egg

Smoked Beef Ribs on the Big Green Egg

Smoked Beef Ribs on the Big Green Egg

Smoked Beef Ribs on the Big Green Egg – Basic Steps

They were surprisingly easy to smoke and they take a lot less time than a large beef brisket, with similar results.  The simple steps are:

  1. Heat smoker to 260 F
  2. Trim excess fat off of ribs
  3. Rub with the Beef Rib Rub – nice even thick coating
    • 3 Tablespoons Salt
    • 3 Tablespoons Coarse Grind Pepper
    • 1 Tablespoon Ancho Chile
    • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  4. Add cherry and oak wood before placing on the smoker. Smoke for at Total of 8 hrs.  I used a water pan beneath the ribs.
    • Smoke for 5 hrs with out opening the smoker
    • Spray Ribs every 45 minutes with 3 Parts Water 1 Part Apple Cider Vinegar for the remaining 3 hours or so
  5. Pull Ribs off when they reach 200 F
    • Spray with water vinegar solution and wrap with foil.  Let the Smoked Beef Ribs rest for 45 minutes.
    • Slice and enjoy!

My rack of ribs started out at 5 lbs and they comfortably fed 4 people.  They have a nice salty flavor with a subtle heat from the pepper and cayenne.  Everyone really enjoyed them and they are so dramatic with the dinosaur sized bone.

Check out this video showing the process….

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Smoked Beef Ribs


Smoked Beef Ribs on the Big Green Egg
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Smoked Beef Ribs on Big Green Egg

Learn how to smoke perfect Beef Ribs on the Big Green Egg or any other smoker.  

Course Dinner
Cuisine BBQ
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs Beef Plate Short Ribs - uncut

Beef Rib Rub

  • 3 tbsp Coarse Salt
  • 3 tbsp Coarse Grind Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Ancho Chile
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Beef Rib Spritz / Mop

  • 1.5 cups water
  • 0.5 cups apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Start heating up your smoker for indirect heat at 260 F.  Place drip pan below the spot where your ribs will sit.  Pour a pitcher of water into the drip pan. 

  2. Trim excess fat off of ribs.  Leave the underside intact, do not remove the fatty membrane. 

Rub with the Beef Rib Rub - nice even thick coating

  1. Add cherry and oak wood before placing on the smoker.  Smoke for at Total of approximately 8 hrs. 

  2. Smoke for 5 hrs with out opening the smoker
  3. Spray Ribs every 45 minutes with 3 Parts Water 1 Part Apple Cider Vinegar for the remaining 3 hours or so
  4. Pull Ribs off when they reach 200-205 F.  I have actually started shooting for 205 F, to ensure the fat breaks down more. 

  5. Spray with water vinegar solution and wrap with foil. Let the Smoked Beef Ribs rest for 45 minutes.
  6. Slice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Heat smoker to 260 F Trim excess fat off of ribs Rub with the Beef Rib Rub - nice even thick coating 3 Tablespoons Salt 3 Tablespoons Coarse Grind Pepper 1 Tablespoon Ancho Chile 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Add cherry and oak wood before placing on the smoker. Smoke for at Total of 8 hrs. I used a water pan beneath the ribs. Smoke for 5 hrs with out opening the smoker Spray Ribs every 45 minutes with 3 Parts Water 1 Part Apple Cider Vinegar for the remaining 3 hours or so Pull Ribs off when they reach 200 F Spray with water vinegar solution and wrap with foil. Let the Smoked Beef Ribs rest for 45 minutes. Slice and enjoy!