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Beef Back Ribs - Prime Rib on a Stick

I just never get tired of smoked beef back ribs or as I call them.. "prime rib on a stick". There is nothing more beefy and more delicious that you can cook in your smoker not to mention they are easy to prepare and cook in less than 4 hours in most cases.
Course Entree
Cuisine Hot Smoking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jeff Phillips


  • 2-3 racks of beef back ribs
  • Jeff's barbecue Sauce
  • Yellow mustard
  • Jeff's Texas style rub


  • Remove beef ribs from packaging and rinse under cold water.
  • Remove excess clumps of fat.
  • Peel membrane or skin from bone side of ribs.
  • Brush several tablespoons of barbecue sauce and/or mustard onto the meaty side of the ribs.
  • Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of Jeff's rub onto the top of the ribs and rub it in to the top and sides creating a paste.
  • Set up your smoker for cooking at about 225-240°F with indirect heat.
  • Use a mix of cherry and oak or whatever smoking wood you have available for smoke.
  • Place the ribs on the smoker grate and let them cook for 4-5 hours or until they are tender to your liking.