Smoked Beef Short Ribs Recipe

Smoked Beef Short Ribs

Smoked Beef Short Ribs

Braising is not the only way to cook beef short ribs. If you like a crispy and smokey flavor, you can try cooking the ribs using a smoker!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 3-4 pound Short ribs of beef (with bone)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • White salt
  • Pepper (black)
  • 1 large slice onion
  • 4 cloves Minced garlic
  • 1 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup Apple juice
  • 1 cup Red wine
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Fresh herbs (parsley, fresh thyme, sage, rosemary sprigs, etc.)


  • Preheat the smoker until it reaches 225°F
  • Make a spritz by combining the apple cider vinegar and apple juice. Put the spritz into a spray bottle.
  • Cut out the membrane and excess fat off the short ribs.
  • Coat the meat in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Make sure that you rub all the parts of the meat.
  • Put the beef ribs in the smoker.
  • In the first 60 minutes, spray the meat with the spritz every 30 minutes.
  • Smoke the meat in the smoker for extra 2 hours. Wait until the meat has a mahogany color. While the machine is smoking, you can add wood chunks to give a smokey flavor to the ribs.
  • Remove the ribs and put them on a baking dish. Add red wine and beef broth into the dish.
  • Cover the entire dish with a foil and put it into the smoker for 2 extra hours. The temperature should be at 200°F.
  • When the meat is soft and tender, you can serve and enjoy it. If not, keep smoking with the foil on at 200°F – 225°F.


Nutritional value:
  • Total Fat: 27 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Trans Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 95 mg
  • Sodium: 460 mg
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 0 g
Keyword beef, ribs, smoking

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