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skinnymixer's BBQ Low & Slow Smoky Beef Ribs

Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Main
Cuisine: American, BBQ, Beef, Low n Slow
Keyword: BBQ
Servings: 8
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Skinnymixers


  • Smoker
  • Traeger


Dry Rub Ingredients

  • 40 g kosher or coarse salt
  • 30 g cracked black pepper
  • 15 g smoked paprika
  • 15 g mild paprika
  • 15 g cumin powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 pinches pimento or all spice

BBQ Ribs

  • 2.5-3 kg whole rack of bone in beef short ribs
  • 100-200 ml liquid beef stock

Smokey BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

  • 90 g water
  • 30 g coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 30 g butter
  • 120 g tomato sauce
  • 10 g tamari or coconut aminos or worcestershire sauce
  • 10 g apple cider vinegar
  • 10 g lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cacao powder or instant coffee
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • Add all of the rub ingredients into a bowl and stir well.
  • Prepare your ribs by removing the membrane and silver skin if your butcher hasn’t done this for you. You can see a “how to” video here: 
  • Rub liberally with spice mix and wrap it tightly in glad wrap. Put it in the fridge for 1 hour. Then remove glad wrap.
  • Put prepared rack in your smoker, unwrapped, bone side down at 250°F or 121°C for 3 hours
  • Put your rack in to a small Alfoil tray and add your beef stock around the rack to be around 3-4mm deep. If you have it put a piece of wax paper on top of the ribs to preserve bark. Wrap tightly with alfoil and punch a few holes to let steam escape.
  • Cook for another 3-4 hours or until an internal temp of 205-210°F or 96-98°C is reached.
  • Rest your ribs, still wrapped, in an esky or cold oven wrapped with a towel for 1-2 hours
  • Prepare Smoky BBQ Sauce by putting all ingredients into the mixer bowl and cooking for 5 min/steaming temp/speed 3/MC on. Bring to a gentle boil on the stove top if you don't have a thermal cooker.
  • Slice ribs between the bone and cover with sauce.


Serving: 200g | Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 2346mg | Potassium: 1069mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2221IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 8mg