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Texas Style Smoked Beef Short Ribs

Skip the sweet rubs and sauces and let the beef flavor shine through in this recipe for Texas Style Barbecue Beef Short Ribs. 

Ingredients

  • 1 4-5Lb Rack beef short ribs
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil

For the rub:

  • 3 Tbsp Black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Prepare smoker for indirect cooking at 250°F using a neutral wood like apple, cherry or pecan.
  • Trim fat and silver skin from the meaty side. Remove membrane from bone side
  • Mix rub ingredients together and set aside
  • Coat ribs in liquid like olive oil or hot sauce
  • Apply rub evenly being sure to get plenty on the sides
  • Place bone side down on pre-heated smoker
  • Smoke for between 6 - 10 hours between 250° - 275°F
  • Give the ribs a spritz of apple juice after about 5 hours (apple cider vinegar or water work as well)
  • Remove the ribs from the smoker when your temperature probe reads 203 - 210°F and wrap in foil and leave to rest for 30 minutes
  • Slice the ribs and serve with beans and coleslaw