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Jeff's Texas Style BBQ Beef Ribs

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  • Yields: 4–6 Servings
  • Cook time: 7 h
  • Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 1 rack 123A beef plate short ribs, or any beef short ribs, trimmed & mid-section of ribs 6 through 8 only
  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • ½ cup coarse black pepper
  • 1 bag Kingsford® Pecan Charcoal


  1. Using a dinner knife, remove the thick membrane on the bone side of the rack by loosening it until it tears and then grabbing the edge of the membrane with a paper towel and pulling it off. Trim any excess fat on top of the rack down to ⅛ of an inch and trim edges of any “hangers” to shape the rack.
  2. Evenly season the top and sides with kosher salt, followed by coarse black pepper.
  3. Using Kingsford® Pecan Charcoal, smoke the ribs at 275°F for approximately 6 hours until the entire rack is tender.
  4. A dark “bark” will be created from the smoke, fat, salt and pepper, and test for tenderness using a probe. The meat’s internal temperature should be approximately 210°F.
  5. Rest for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
  6. Jeff Knoch Tip:
    Remove the center bone by simply pulling it out and then cut the rack into two very large portions. This provides you with a much better “meat to bone” ratio.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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