Smoked Texas Beef Rib

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Potassium and Vitamins

Smoked Texas Beef Rib

Photos courtesy of Beef Loving Texans (Texas Beef Council)

3 Ingredients

makes 8 servings

5 to 7 hours

Nutrition information per serving: 686 Calories; 533 Calories from fat; 59.2 g Total Fat (24.4 g Saturated Fat; 25.5 g Monounsaturated Fat); 150.4 mg Cholesterol; 1554.7 mg Sodium; 1.1 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.4 g Dietary Fiber; 34.8 g Protein; 3.8 mg Iron; 588.4 mg Potassium; 0.17 mg Thiamin; 0.3 mg Riboflavin; 12.4 mg Niacin; 0.7 mg Vitamin B6; 5.9 mcg Vitamin B12; 7.8 mg Zinc; 34.6 mcg Selenium; 144.6 mg Choline.


  • 1 4-bone section, Beef Chuck Ribs
  • 2 Tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. coarse ground black pepper


1. Season Beef Ribs generously with salt and pepper.

2. Lightly coat grates with vegetable oil spray. Close cooking chamber lids.

3. Place 3-5 lbs. of charcoal, in center of the firebox. Open the firebox air vent approximately 1-2″, and smokestack damper halfway. With firebox lid open, stand back, carefully light charcoal and allow to burn until covered with a light ash. (Approximately 20 minutes)

4. Once coals have ashed over, add wood chunks. Do not shut firebox lid until the smoke is clean, often called Blue Smoke.

5. Close firebox lid. Adjust the firebox air vent and smokestack damper to regulate cooking temperature. The ideal smoking temperature is between 200°F-250°F.

6. Place Beef Ribs on cooking grate, bone side down, in the cooking chamber. Maintain a consistent cooking temperature by adding wood chunks as needed. Monitor the internal temperature of the Beef Rib sparingly throughout the cooking process. The ideal finished internal temperature is 195°F-205°F. About 5-7 hours.

7. Remove Beef Ribs from smoker and allow to rest (Minimum 30 minutes).


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