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Smoked Beef Plate Ribs

Smoked Beef Plate Ribs

When cooked right, Smoked Beef Plate Ribs are tender, beefy, and mouthwatering. These flavorful beef plate ribs are seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic and pack a generous helping of meat per bone.
4.86 from 7 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: beef plate ribs, dino ribs, smoked beef plate ribs, smoked beef ribs, Texas beef ribs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 450kcal


  • 1 beef ribs 3-Bone Plate Rib Rack
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup apple juice for spritzing


  • Prepare your smoker for 250 degrees F. Add wood of choice.
  • Trim away the silver skin and knobs of fat from the ribs. Blot dry, and brush with oil.
  • Combine salt, pepper, and garlic. Season ribs thoroughly with the mixture. Both sides and edges.
  • Once the smoker is up to temperature, place the ribs bone-side down onto the grates. Close the lid and let it cook for 3 hours undisturbed. Check the temperature of your smoker, and adjust if needed.
  • After 3 hours, spritz with apple juice (or liquid of choice). Close the lid and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 hours.
  • Once the beef ribs reach an internal temperature between 200-205 degrees F, they are done.
  • Remove the ribs from the smoker and place them onto a clean cutting board. Tent with aluminum


Serving: 1g | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg