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Pit Boss Beef Ribs

Let’s talk ribs, my friends! And not just any ribs – we’re diving deep into the smoky, succulent world of Pit Boss Beef Ribs. Picture this: a warm summer day, the sun shining, friends gathered ’round, and the aroma of barbecue wafting through the air. Yep, that’s the scene we’re setting here.

Pit Boss Beef Ribs

How to Make Smoked Beef Ribs on Pit Boss

So, you wanna whip up some mouthwatering beef ribs on your Pit Boss grill? Well, you’re in luck, my friends, ’cause I’ve got the lowdown on how to do just that! First things first, grab yourself some beef ribs from your local butcher. Now, let’s get smokin’!

Step 1: Prep those ribs! Give ’em a good rinse and pat ’em dry with a paper towel. Next, slather ’em up with your favorite dry rub. I’m talkin’ paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper – the works!

Step 2: Fire up your Pit Boss grill and set it to smoke mode. Once it’s nice and toasty, toss those ribs on there and let ’em soak up that smoky goodness for a couple of hours.

Step 3: After the smoking session, crank up the heat to around 225°F and let those bad boys cook low and slow for another 4-5 hours, or until they’re fall-off-the-bone tender.

Step 4: Once they’re done, brush ’em with your favorite barbecue sauce and let ’em rest for a few minutes before diving in. Trust me, it’s worth the wait!

What type of wood/pellets to use for this recipe?

Now, when it comes to choosing the right wood or pellets for your Pit Boss, you’ve got options, my friends! Personally, I’m a fan of hickory or mesquite for that classic smoky flavor. But hey, feel free to get creative! Applewood, cherry, pecan – the choice is yours! Just make sure to use hardwood pellets for that authentic barbecue taste.

pit boss beef ribs recipe

Additional Tips

Alright, so you’ve got the basics down, but here are a few extra tips to take your beef ribs to the next level:

  • Keep an eye on that temperature. Consistency is key when it comes to smoking meat, so make sure you’re maintaining a steady temperature throughout the cook.
  • Don’t skimp on the smoke. You want that beautiful, smoky flavor to permeate every bite, so don’t be afraid to keep adding wood chips or pellets throughout the cook.
  • Wrap it up. If you’re finding that your ribs are taking longer to cook than expected, don’t be afraid to wrap them in foil halfway through. This’ll help speed up the cooking process and keep your meat nice and juicy.

What to serve

Now that you’ve got your beef ribs cooked to perfection, it’s time to think about sides. Personally, I’m all about classic barbecue sides like coleslaw, baked beans, and cornbread. But hey, feel free to get creative! Mac and cheese, potato salad, grilled veggies – the possibilities are endless!

beef ribs on pit boss

What to do with leftovers

Now, if by some miracle you have leftovers (hey, I won’t judge if you don’t), there are plenty of tasty ways to repurpose those beef ribs. Shred ’em up and make some killer tacos, toss ’em in a hearty stew, or slap ’em between two slices of bread for the ultimate barbecue sandwich. The choice is yours, my friends!

Overall, making smoked beef ribs on your Pit Boss grill is all about patience, flavor, and good ol’ fashioned barbecue magic. So fire up that grill, gather your friends and family, and get ready to dig in! And remember, there’s no such thing as too much barbecue – so go ahead, indulge a little. Your taste buds will thank you later!

Pit Boss Beef Ribs

Cook up a storm with our Pit Boss beef ribs recipe - a savory delight that will have your taste buds begging for more. Get grilling now!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings 4


  • 4 lbs beef ribs
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce homemade or store-bought
  • Hardwood pellets hickory, mesquite, applewood, etc.


Prep and Marinate

  1. Start by rinsing the beef ribs under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper to create your dry rub.
  3. Generously rub the dry mixture all over the beef ribs, making sure to coat them evenly. Let the ribs marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight in the refrigerator for maximum flavor infusion.

Preparing the Pit Boss Grill

  1. Fire up your Pit Boss grill and set it to smoke mode. Allow the grill to preheat for about 10-15 minutes until it reaches a steady temperature of around 180°F.

Smoking the Ribs

  1. Once the grill is preheated, place the beef ribs directly on the grill grates, bone side down.
  2. Close the lid and let the ribs smoke for 2-3 hours, absorbing that delicious smoky flavor.

Slow Cooking

  1. After the smoking session, increase the temperature of the grill to 225°F.
  2. Wrap the beef ribs tightly in aluminum foil and return them to the grill.
  3. Let the ribs cook low and slow for another 4-5 hours, or until they are tender and juicy. Use a meat thermometer to ensure they reach an internal temperature of 200°F for maximum tenderness.

Glazing and Finishing Touches

  1. Carefully unwrap the beef ribs from the foil and place them back on the grill.
  2. Brush the ribs generously with your favorite barbecue sauce, coating them evenly.
  3. Let the ribs cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, allowing the sauce to caramelize and create a sticky, flavorful glaze.


  1. Remove the beef ribs from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter.
  2. Allow the ribs to rest for a few minutes before slicing them between the bones.
  3. Serve hot with your favorite barbecue sides and enjoy the smoky goodness!
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