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Braised and Smoked Beef Ribs Recipe

For a mouth-watering meal, try these braised and smoked beef ribs. The meat is easy to prepare and can be done in a smoker or oven.

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These smoked beef ribs were fall-off-the-bone delicious!

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  • Braising dish


  • 5-6 Lbs. Beef Ribs - makes 3.5 lbs usable beef ((here we used beef back ribs, but short or plate cut ribs will work))
  • BBQ rub and sauce from @bbqpitboys Smokey Whiskey & Kansas City Smoke Rub
  • Kansas City Smoke
  • Smokey Whiskey
  • 4 Oz Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam
  • 12 Oz Beef Broth
  • 18 Oz Tomato Paste
  • 3 Green Onions ((whole))
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Tsp Salt to taste
  • 2 Tsp Pepper to taste
  • Mustard for a binder


  • Prep grill for a 6+ hour cook. Set for indirect cooking

  • Remove the membrane on the ribs

  • Rub ribs with a binder (here we used mustard) and season with Kansas City Smoke Rub

  • Cook ribs at 250 °F for 3-4 hours, until an internal temperature of 160 °F

  • Mix 4 oz of the Hot Pepper Bacon Jam with 4 oz of the BBQ Pit Boys Smokey Whiskey with the lime juice now for the braising glaze

  • Remove and then place in the beef broth, tomato paste, and whole green onions in your brazing pan.

  • Add your pepper jelly bbq sauce to the top

  • Increase grill temp to 300 °F and continue cooking another 2 hours, until an internal temp of 190 °F.

  • Remove the dish and cut ribs apart, adding back in to cook another hour

  • These will be fall of the bone delicious! Add salt and pepper to taste!


    You can add potatoes and carrots for a one pot dish!


Thanks to Ricky Albright from @iron_fire_cooking for this custom recipe!


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