Beef short ribs



Preparation: 15 min.
Cooking: 7-12 hours
BBQ temperature: 105 to 115°C
Core temperature: 92°C

What else is needed:

  • Lockable barbecue
  • Digital core thermometer
  • Aluminum foil
  • Charcoal or briquettes
  • Your favorite smoking wood*


  • * Oak or Hickory goes well with beef. But other types like apple, beech, mesquite or cherry wood will do just fine too!

Step by step

Step 1: Meat preparation

One day in advance; Rub meat generously with the Beef or Steak Rub

Step 2: Barbecuing

Depending on factors such as the meat and the (stable) temperature in the barbecue, barbecuing beef ribs can take 7 to 12 hours. Fire the barbecue as steadily as possible at 105 to 115˚C.

Add smoked wood and first barbecue the ribs to a core temperature of 64 to 68˚C. Then wrap in aluminum foil and place back on the grill. At a core temperature of 92˚C the ribs are done. Then remove from the barbecue and let rest in the foil for at least half an hour.