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smoked beef ribs

Smoked Chipotle Beef Spare Ribs


These Smoked Chipotle Beef Spare Ribs are easy to smoke and uber flavorful.  Don’t overlook beef ribs next time you’re getting ready to BBQ. These will cook in about 4 hours, so a nice afternoon cook for an amazing dinner!



2 slabs Beef Spare Ribs

2 TBS Melissa’s Chipotle Pecan Rub, or your favorite BBQ Rub plus 1 tsp chipotle powder

1/2 of 7oz can Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

1 cup beef stock

1 cup Melissa’s Bold BBQ Sauce, or your favorite BBQ Sauce

Pink Butcher Paper


Prepare smoker to run at 250 degrees with wood for smoking.  For this recipe I chose pecan wood.

Remove membranes from back of ribs and set in a pan.  Season all sides thoroughly with BBQ Rub, then cover pan lightly and allow to sit for 30 minutes before placing on smoker.

Place ribs on smoker and allow to cook for 2 hours. Puree Chipotle Peppers with beef stock to form a thin paste.

Remove ribs from smoker.  Tear two sheets of Pink Butcher Paper about 4 times the length of one rib.  Place the rib on the butcher paper, meat side up. Brush with Chipotle mixture, then wrap in paper, folding in the sides as you go.  Place back on smoker with a meat thermometer and continue to cook for approximately 2 more hours, or until you reach 205 degrees internal temperature.  Check for tenderness.  If tender, remove from smoker and rest for 30 minutes, still in the butcher paper.

Mix remaining chipotle mixture with BBQ sauce.  Unwrap ribs, coat with sauce, and enjoy!