How to Make Smoked Beef Short Ribs

How to Make Smoked Beef Short Ribs recipe

These delicious smoked short ribs will have you wanting more!


Beef ribs


Brown sugar, garlic, pepper, salt, and paprika mix

Tailgaters party rub

For seasoning:

Brown sugar



Brown sugar, garlic, pepper, salt and paprika mix

Rib glaze and barbecue sauce


Using a paper towel, pull down the membrane of your ribs and sprinkle mustard on the rib.

Using your seasoning and sprinkle it all over the rib, flip your rib over and do the same thing.

Let your rib with seasoning sit for 15 minutes.

Preheat your smoker and let it run at 250ºF (121°C), add 5-6 bisquettes to the smoker, put the smoke time for 3 hours and proceed to put the rib into the smoker.

After 1 hour, check your ribs again, if it is still dry spritz it with water and spin the rack around and spritz water again.

After 3 hours, bring the ribs out and sprinkle brown sugar on an aluminum foil, put pads of unsalted butter on the brown sugar, drizzle honey on top of the brown sugar and butter, add the same seasoning rub you used, put the rib bone-side up and double wrap the rib in aluminum foil.

Put the rib with aluminum back on the rack and smoke it for another 2 hours.

After two hours, take your ribs out and sauce them with a rib glaze and BBQ sauce.

Put your rib into the smoker for another hour, once it’s done, take it out and enjoy!

Recipe by: Michael Demagistris – Chef Michael Demagistris