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Perfectly smoked beef ribs

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Juicy tender beef ribs perfectly cooked in your smoker! I used electric smoker for this recipe, used a flavorful rub and slowly smoked till perfection. Fall of the bone ribs recipe for your Masterbuilt, Traeger or any charcoal smoker!

Close shot of cooked beef ribs with a bone

How to make a rub

Rub for this smoked ribs is very simple. I dont like to use lots of ingredients in my rub, just a few will do the work- onion powder,  brown sugar, black pepper, salt, paprika.

The spices flavor will not be overwhelming and at the same time beef ribs will get a nice spice touch.

raw beef ribs in the electric smoker
smoked ribs

Its very easy to use electric smoker for all your meat. Its convenient and works as well as charcoal smoker.

When i was buying electric smoker, i was deciding between Traeger and Masterbuilt. They both do the job well, but i went with the cheaper one. Masterbuilt is more affordable.

  • Preheat smoker to 275 degrees
  • you want to place ribs fat side down in to your electric smoker, to make sure that extra fat will drip down.
  • Cooking time is about 2-3 hours. They are not going to falling of the bone really, but that’s how we like it
  • Serve it with your favorite side dish!

Do you trim the fat off beef short ribs

If ribs come with a lot of fat,  like the one showed on the fat, you really want to trim it. It makes rib meat so fatty , it makes it hard to eat to enjoy.

So i prefer to trim the fat, but make sure to leave some on, it will help to prevent meat from drying out.

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  6. Applewood smoked turkey breast

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5 from 7 votes

Smoked beef ribs

Juicy tender beef ribs perfectly cooked in your smoker! I used electric smoker for this recipe, used a flavorful rub and slowly smoked till perfection. Fall of the bone ribs recipe for your Masterbuilt, Traeger or any charcoal smoker!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: electric smoker recipes, smoked beef ribs
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 508kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 lb beef ribs
  • 4 tbspn brown sugar
  • 1 tbspn onion powder
  • 1 tbspn black pepper
  • 1 tbspn salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees with Hickory or Mesquite wood chips
  • Trim extra fat from the ribs. Make sure to leave some fat on
  • Mix all the rub ingredients and rub beef ribs with it. Place in to your preheated smoker fat side down.
  • Cook for 2-3 hours. Add more chips as needed.

Tools used in this recipe

Electric smoker

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1601mg | Potassium: 992mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Raia Todd

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

I've never tried smoking my own ribs before. These look so delicious! Thank you for sharing!

Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

These ribs look amazing! I've never tried cooking them by myself - maybe this is the summer!

Taylor Kiser

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

These are a must make for dinner! They look fall off the bone delicious!

Danielle Wolter

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

i am usually cap pork ribs, but these look just incredible. definitely a recipe i want to try!

Heidy L. McCallum

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

This is a recipe I am going to have to show my hubby, he's the one who usually makes ou ribs and I would love to try your recipe. Yum'd to show him later! I hope it makes it this weekend.