Barbecue Beef Ribs

You'll enjoy the flavor of these barbecue beef ribs, and you'll appreciate the fact that they're pretty easy to make. Grilled over charcoal or gas, these simply seasoned Texas style beef ribs are sure to please!

Look carefully at the ribs before you buy them. A lot of the meat is often scraped from between the rib bones, leaving nothing more than a few morsels of beef left on the ribs. Look for beef back ribs that are nice and meaty.

INGREDIENTS

This recipe makes just enough rib rub for two 6- to 7- rib slabs. Divide the slabs into 3- to 4- rib sections (the perfect serving size!) before seasoning and grilling.

  • One-quarter cup of good chili powder
  • Two teaspoons salt
  • Two teaspoons ground black pepper
  • One teaspoon garlic powder
  • One- quarter to one- half teaspoon ground red pepper

Combine the dry ingredients and use to evenly season the beef ribs. Place the ribs in a food storage bag or wrap in plastic and allow to rest on the counter as you prepare the grill.

Depending on the type of grill you own, use either the charcoal grill barbecuing method or the gas grill barbecuing setup.

Use two good handfuls of smoker wood chips to smoke the ribs, soaked in water for 30 minutes, drained, then wrapped up in foil. Place the foil packet directly on the hot briquettes or the hot gas burner. When the smoke starts rolling, it's time to cook the ribs.

Grill the beef ribs for two hours. After the first hour, turn the slabs over and rotate them so all sides cook evenly. After the second hour is up, wrap each section in foil, then continue grilling for about another hour, until the ribs are nice and tender.

When done, let the barbecue beef ribs rest for 20- to 30 minutes, then serve with a good, homemade Texas BBQ Sauce. You'll be hearing "YeeHaw!" when they start eating your ribs!

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