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BBQ Beef Short Ribs

BBQ Beef Short Ribs

By Traeger Kitchen

These beefy racks pack some serious flavor. Beef ribs are generously seasoned with Traeger Beef Rub, mopped with apple juice to keep them moist, and cooked low and slow to tender perfection.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

10 Hr




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Units of Measurment:
4 (4 bone) beef short rib racks
1/2 Cup Traeger Beef Rub
1 Cup apple juice


  • 1

    If your butcher has not already done so, remove the thin papery membrane from the bone-side of the ribs by working the tip of a butter knife underneath the membrane over a middle bone. Use paper towels to get a firm grip, then tear the membrane off.

  • 2

    Season both sides of ribs with Traeger Beef Rub.

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    Arrange the ribs on the grill grate, bone-side down.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

  • 5

    Cook for 8 to 10 hours, spritzing or mopping with apple juice every 60 minutes until internal temperature reaches 205℉.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    205 ˚F / 96 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 6

    Slice between ribs and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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