Last updated September 2, 2018

These smoked beef short ribs are as amazing as they look. The flavorful crust will dance on your tongue before the slow-smoked buttery meat melts in your mouth.

smoked beef short ribs cooking on grill

When you start with beautifully marbled meat, there’s not much else you need to do to develop a delicious meal.

Beef short ribs are such a sought after treat because when cooked properly, the meat just melts like butter.

There are a few different cuts of beef ribs out there. Read my tutorial to learn about beef rib varieties.

The rub in this recipe is a simple mix of salt and pepper with garlic and onion powder. I add a little ginger to balance the fattiness and Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub for a garlicy, salty crunch.

That’s all there is to it.

Smoke them at 275F degrees for about 4 hours – until the internal temperature reaches 205F degrees.

That internal temp is really important. If you pull them from the smoker too early, they won’t be quite a succulent.

platter of smoked beef short ribs surrounded by peppers and red cabbage

Because short ribs are so rich and buttery, they go well with tart and spicy sides like grilled shishito peppers and pickled red cabbage.


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Beef Short Ribs

Smoked Beef Short Ribs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, short ribs, smoked
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours
Servings: 4
Calories: 399 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover

These smoked beef short ribs are as amazing as they look. The flavorful crust will dance on your tongue before the slow-smoked buttery meat melts in your mouth.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub
  • 8 beef short ribs

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the spices in a small bowl. Rub all over the meat. Let rest on the counter for 1-2 hours.
  2. Heat the smoker to 275 degrees. Smoke over indirect heat for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until the meat is soft and reaches an internal temperature of about 205 degrees.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Beef Short Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 133mg44%
Sodium 729mg32%
Potassium 818mg23%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 43g86%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.