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Big Bad Beef Ribs

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

8 Hours

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Everything's bigger in Texas...especially the beef ribs. Get the biggest short ribs you can find, lather them with yellow mustard and pickle juice, rub them with your favorite beef rub plus a ton of pepper and salt, and smoke ‘em. They’re delicious.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with onion slices, pickles, and your favorite BBQ sauce and sides.

Recipe Notes

*Beef plate short ribs are big, meaty ribs that often are often sold in 3-rib sections or “plates.” You’ll need a smoker for these ribs, or a grill set up for smoking. This is more of a technique than an actual recipe so seasoning amounts will vary depending on how big your ribs are or how many slabs of beef ribs you’re planning to smoke.

**Instead of making the mustard and pickle juice mixture, try Savory's 'Cue Glue. 'Cue Glue helps the seasoning stick to your protein and creates a tender yet chewy bark. Simply slather on 2 to 3 tsp. per pound on all sides of the meat then apply the seasoning.

Ingredients

1 (or more) 3-bone slab beef plate short ribs*

For each 3-bone slab of ribs:

3 Tbsp. prepared yellow mustard

2 Tbsp. pickle juice

2 Tbsp. of your favorite beef rub, such as:





1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt


Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Pikes Peak Butcher's Rub

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  • Great Plains Bison & Beef Rub

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  • Hudson Bay Beef Spice

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  • 'Cue Glue

    Makes your spices stick for that extra kick! Only available from Savory Spice, 'Cue Glue locks moisture into your grilled meats and cooks off, maxi...

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  • Extra Coarse Black Malabar Pepper

    Malabar black peppercorns are named for the region from which they are harvested, the Malabar Coast of India. These peppercorns have a bold and wel...

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Directions

Mix yellow mustard and pickle juice together (should be a 3:2 ratio mustard to pickle juice) and use it to lather ribs all over. (**Or use Savory's 'Cue Glue here.) Generously sprinkle all sides of ribs with your favorite beef rub then rub the seasoned ribs in remaining mustard/pickle juice lather. Mix pepper and salt together (should be a 4:1 ratio pepper to salt) and use it to generously coat the top and sides of ribs, pressing the mixture gently onto the meat to form a crust. Follow the instructions for your smoker and smoke the ribs at 225 to 250 degrees until the internal temperature of the ribs gets to 195 to 203 degrees. This can take anywhere from 6 to 8 hours depending on the size of the meat. Check the internal temp every 45 min. after the first 4 hours of cooking. Let ribs rest for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.