Beef Short Ribs

Total Time:
27 hr 50 min
20 min
13 hr 30 min
14 hr

4 servings

  • 4 plate short ribs, bone in (4 ribs)
  • 8 ounces Brown Sugar Rub, recipe follows
  • BBQ sauce, for serving
  • Special equipment: hickory wood logs, soaked in water for 1 hour
  • Brown Sugar Rub:
  • 4 ounces brown sugar
  • 4 ounces superfine sugar
  • 1 ounce kosher salt
  • 1 ounce black pepper, butcher grind
  • 1/2 ounce cayenne pepper
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Coat the short ribs liberally with the Brown Sugar Rub on both sides. It is not necessary to rub the spices into the meat, rather sprinkle an even layer over the top. Refrigerate overnight.

  • Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F. Add a log of hickory.

  • Place the meat in the smoker and maintain temperature at or around 225 degrees F for 12 to 14 hours, or until done. Replace the hickory logs as they expire.

  • Test the meat by twisting one of the exposed bones. If the bone moves easily the meat is done.

  • Allow the meat to rest for 30 minutes. Cut each plate into 4 portions. Serve with BBQ sauce.

Brown Sugar Rub:
  • Combine the sugars, salt, black pepper and cayenne, and mix thoroughly.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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