How To: Cook Beef Ribs On The Big Green Egg

I normally cook baby back ribs, but for a change I tried some beef ribs.


Note: I prepared each rack with a difference recipe.  Rack 1 – EVOO and beef rub,  Rack 2 – yellow mustard and pork rub.

Beef ribs in package

Here are the steps for cooking, or smoking, beef ribs:

  1. As with all ribs, either beef or baby back, remove the membrane.  Do this by using a butter knife inserted under the membrane and slowly pull the entire membrane off the ribs.
  2. Apply the rub of your choice on the ribs, I used Dizzy Pig Cow Lick and Dizzy Dust All-Purpose Rub. I used yellow mustard on one rack and EVOO on the other rack.  I find this helps the rub to stick to the ribs.  Don’t worry, after cooking there is no mustard taste.  Beef ribs and yellow mustard
  3. On the rack with EVOO I used the Dizzy Pig Cow Lick. Beef ribs with EVOO and rub
  4. On the rack with yellow mustard I used the Dizzy Dust All-Purpose Rub. Beef ribs with yellow mustard and rub
  5. Wrap the ribs in cellophane and let them sit in the refrigerator for about 2 hours, or you can leave them overnight.
  6. Setup your BGE, or other smoker, for indirect cooking.  Place several chunks of hickory, presoaked in water and apple juice, on the fire just before putting the ribs on.  They cooked for about 3.5 hours at 225.  Beef ribs on BGE
  7. Make your sauce.  Use any leftover rub, cider vinegar, and a good BBQ sauce.  I use Stubb’s Smokey Mesquite Bar-B-Q Sauce.  Start applying the sauce after the 2 hours of cooking.  Baste every 30 minuets.Beef ribs on rib rack
  8. At about the 3.5 hour mark take the ribs off and wrap in foil and allow to cook for another 30 minuets.

The beef ribs turned out well, but when it comes to ribs there is no beating pork baby back ribs.  Hope you enjoy the recipe.  Please give any suggestions you have.

yojoe (in BGE mode) out

Some other posts on cooking beef ribs:

Other recipes for grilling and smoking on a Big Green Egg:

One Response

  1. I need to get some Dizzy Pig. I’ve read good stuff about it.

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