Smoked Beef Ribs

Smoked Beef Ribs

Smoked beef ribs are tender, slightly smokey, and seriously delicious. The flavor is unexpected and you’ll want to make them every weekend!
Servings 4
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes


  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills Hickory Wood Pellets


  • rack beef ribs, center cut or back
  • tbsp  paprika
  • tbsp  sugar
  • tbsp  salt
  • 1 tbsp  chili powder
  • tbsp  garlic powder
  • 1 1/2  tsp  dry mustard
  • tsp  black pepper
  • tsp  oregano
  • tsp  cumin
  • 1/2  tsp  cayenne pepper
  • cup  BBQ sauce


  • Combine the spices and sugar to make the seasoning mixture.
  • Peel the membrane off the back of the ribs.
  • Generously rub the seasoning mixture all over the ribs. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  • Set your Z Grills smoker to 250 °F.
  • Place the ribs in the smoker and smoke for 3 hours.
  • Remove the ribs from the smoker and generously coat the ribs with BBQ sauce.
  • Let them rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked

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