Mesquite Smoked BBQ Beef Ribs Recipe

Smoky pork ribs

Chances are you have seen many pork ribs recipes here. Less popular, beef ribs are larger and demand a low and slow preparation. This recipe, though, will take you just 3 hours of smoking and will turn out great.


1 rack center cut beef ribs

2 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp white sugar

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 ½ tsp dry mustard

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp ground cumin

1 cup BBQ sauce



  1. Mix the spices and sugar together to make the seasoning mixture.
  2. Peel the membrane off the back of the rack of ribs. Generously rub the seasoning mixture all over the ribs. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  3. Set smoker to 225°F using Mesquite flavour bisquettes.
  4. Place the ribs in the smoker and smoke for 3 hours, or until the internal temperature of the ribs are 190°F.
  5. Remove the ribs from the smoker and generously coat the ribs with BBQ sauce.
  6. Let them rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

By: Steve Cylka