Recipe Origin America
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 4
Preparation 1 hour 20 min 01:20
Cook 8 hours 20 min 08:20
Ready in 9 hours 40 min 09:40
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Smoke
Ingredients Beef Meat Ribs
Equipment BBQ Smoker
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish
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Beef short ribs sitting in the smoker.

Smoked Beef Short Ribs

With a lot of Texas influence from a simple scratch rub to a homemade sauce, these smoked beef short ribs will remind you what barbecue is all about.

This recipe has a long time exposed to the smoke at 6 hours, in a small or fully loaded smoker with a high moisture content this will be fine, but if you have a pellet smoker or one with high airflow you may want to consider adding a spray or mop to stop from drying out too much.

The sauce in this recipe is so good you may want to consider making it just to keep in the fridge for when needed.

Ingredients

Beef Rub

4 tablespoons cracked black pepper

3 tablespoons salt flakes

2 tablespoons sugar (caster sugar)

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon onion powder

Texas Barbecue Sauce

125g (4.4 oz) smoked streaky bacon, diced

160g (5.6 oz) tomato sauce (ketchup)

140g (4.9 oz) tomato puree concentrate

80g (2.8 oz) whiskey

50g (1.7 oz) cabernet sauvigon vinegar

30g (1 oz) white distilled vinegar

20g (0.7 oz) worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon molasses

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Beef Short Ribs

two 3-bone beef short ribs

Equipment

smoker

2 sheets brown paper

Recipe Directions

  1. Combine all the pepper, salts, sugar, paprika, and onion powder. Mix well then store in an airtight container.

  2. Fry the chopped bacon over low-moderate heat in a pot until all the fat has rendered.

  3. Add the tomato sauce, tomato puree, whiskey, vinegars, worcesteshire sauce, molasses, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt, and pepper to the bacon pot then cook over low heat for an hour.

  4. Cool and put aside until needed.

  5. Prepare the beef short ribs by trimming the top fat as well as the top and bottom sinew. Sprinkle in a light coating of the rub all over the meat of the ribs, not the bone side. Set aside for and hour.

  6. Preheat the smoker to 280 degrees F (140 degrees C).

  7. Place the beef short ribs in the smoker and cook for 6 hours. Remove the ribs and double wrap in brown paper then return to the smoker for an hour.

  8. Check the ribs regularly after the hour with a skewer. It is ready when it has a resistance comparable to soft butter. When ready remove and rest for 30 minutes.

  9. Slice and serve with the Texas BBQ Sauce on the side.

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Recipe Origin America
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 4
Preparation 1 hour 20 min 01:20
Cook 8 hours 20 min 08:20
Ready in 9 hours 40 min 09:40
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Smoke
Ingredients Beef Meat Ribs
Equipment BBQ Smoker
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish
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