Smoked Prime Beef Short Ribs

Prime Beef Short Ribs

The Ultimate Smoked Prime Beef Short Ribs.

Get ready to elevate your barbecue game with these mouthwatering smoked Prime Beef Short Ribs. Sourced from Pat LaFrieda, a renowned New York meat purveyor, these ribs are a cut above the rest. With their generous marbling and substantial size, they’re perfect for low and slow smoking.

Smoked Prime Beef Short Ribs


Smoked Prime Beef Short Ribs

Recipe Notes

  • Total Time: 7.5 Hours
  • Equipment: Pellet Smoker


  • 6 Prime Beef Short Ribs
  • Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt
  • 16 mesh black pepper
  • Apple cider vinegar for spraying

Recipe Steps

1: Prepare the ribs:
– Brush the short ribs with Dijon mustard.
– Season generously with a mixture of equal parts kosher salt and 16 mesh black pepper.
– Let the ribs come to room temperature.

2: Prepare the smoker:
– Preheat your pellet smoker to 225°F (107°C).
– Place two foil pans under the grates to catch drippings.

3: Smoke the ribs:
– Place the seasoned ribs on the smoker grates.
– Smoke for 3 hours at 225°F (107°C).

4: Increase temperature:
– After 3 hours, increase the smoker temperature to 250°F (121°C).
– Continue smoking for an additional 4.5 hours.

5: Maintain moisture:
– Throughout the cooking process, spray the ribs periodically with apple cider vinegar to prevent drying.

6: Check for doneness:
– Smoke until the internal temperature of the ribs reaches 200°F (93°C).

7: Rest and serve:
– Remove ribs from the smoker and let rest on a wire rack over a sheet pan.
– Slice the meat off the bone or pull apart with fingers.
– Serve with your choice of sides (mashed potatoes and cumin-spiced carrots suggested).