How to Smoke Beef Ribs

How to Smoke Beef Ribs

Smoky, tender, juicy, and a little bit crispy on the outside. Need we say more? These smoked beef ribs will win the admiration of your friends and family.
Servings 8
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 8 hours


  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills OAK Wood Pellet


  • rack  beef back ribs about 4 to 6 pounds, 8 ribs
  • tablespoons  kosher salt
  • tablespoons  coarse black pepper
  • teaspoons  garlic powder


  • Preheat your Z Grills pellet smoker to 225 °F.
  • Rinse the rack of ribs and remove the thin membrane from the bone side of the rack. Pat dry thoroughly.
  • In a bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Season the ribs on both sides with the dry rub mixture.
  • Place the racks of ribs in the smoker. Close the lid and smoke for up to 5 ½ hours or until the internal temperature reaches 203 °F.
  • Remove ribs from the smoker and wrap them in foil and then a towel. Let ribs rest about two hours.
  • Turn up the temperature of your smoker to high heat.
  • Place the ribs back into your smoker and grill on high heat to create a crispy crust, about 90 seconds per side.
  • Cut ribs and serve.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked

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