Beef Plate Ribs

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Beef Plate Ribs

The crowned jewel of smoked beef is the Plate Rib and is affectionately known as the “dinosaur rib” due to its massive size. A single rib can be as large as two pounds with the fat and collagen distributed evenly throughout the meat, producing a juicy and even silken texture. This cut of rib is adjacent to the Chuck Ribs and comprises of the 6,7 and 8th rib of the cow. These may be difficult to source in a big box supermarket, but a visit to your butcher will set you straight. 

  • Author: Glenn Connaughton
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-7 Hours
  • Total Time: 22 minute

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients together and set aside. 
  2. Some plate ribs can come from the butcher already trimmed but if not, trim the beef ribs removing the fat cap and the layer of silver skin. If you have a fat cap on your plate ribs, there is usually a very thin layer of meat just below the fat cap that when removed will reveal a layer of silver skin. This silver skin will need to be removed as it will not render down when cooked. Do not remove the membrane on the back of the bone unlike pork ribs, as this will aid in keeping the meat attached to the bone. 
  3. Apply 2 tablespoons of the yellow mustard to each of the plate ribs in a thin layer (think back to finger painting in grade school). This will add in the rub adhering to the meat, but you will not pick up the flavor of mustard once cooked. Generously season the plate ribs with the rub mixture. 
  4. Build a fire using your choice of wood (or combination of charcoal and wood depending on smoker) and bring to 300° The extra fattiness of the beef ribs can withstand the higher heat while not drying out. Be sure to check on your wood chunks every 30 minutes and replenish, as necessary. At this high temperature you will go through wood chunks faster. 
  5. Place the ribs on the smoker and cook for approximately 6 hours until they reach an internal temperature of 205 to 210°F using an instant read thermometer. Be sure not to touch the rib bone with your thermometer as to not get a false reading. Check the temperature in multiple places in the meat too ensure doneness.
  6. Remove from the smoker and wrap in butcher paper and place in a cooler to rest for an hour. You can use foil for this step if you do not have butcher paper but may impact the quality of the bark by allowing the moisture to be absorbed back into the bark.
  7. Slice the ribs between the bones and enjoy!

Notes

Ingredient Tip: If you are not keen on using mustard and feel it will impact the taste, substitute it for your favorite hot sauce. It will have the same effect of assisting the rub to adhere to the meat.

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Instagram Post by Revolution Barbecue from Thornton, Colorado

haha I fell asleep before I posted the final picture of these Beef Back Ribs from @porterroad with our Texas Brisket BBQ Rub and some #traegergrills Prime Rib Rub. After rubbing these down, I let it rest in the fridge overnight. Smoked these on our @traegergrills Timberline 850 for about 8 hours at 225° using a blend of Maple, Hickory and Cherry 🍒 wood pellets with the first 2 hours on Super Smoke. 💨 Super excited to eat these ribs!!! Thanks to @mrsrevolutionbbq for making up this video montage 🥰⠀
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Instagram Post by Revolution Barbecue from Thornton, Colorado

Beef Back Ribs from @porterroad with our Texas Brisket BBQ Rub and some #traegergrills Prime Rib Rub. After rubbing these down, I let it rest in the fridge overnight. Smoking these on our @traegergrills Timberline 850 for about 8 hours at 225° using a blend of Maple, Hickory and Cherry 🍒 wood pellets. The first 2 hours will be on Super Smoke. We are loving the meats from #porterroad and can’t wait to try these back ribs. ♥️🐮⠀
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Instagram Post by Revolution Barbecue from Thornton, Colorado

A sneak peek of these beautiful Beef Back Ribs from @porterroad with our Texas Brisket BBQ Rub and a bit of #traegergrills Prime Rib Rub. Smoking these on our @traegergrills Timberline 850 for about 8 hours at 225° using a blend of Maple, Hickory and Cherry 🍒 wood pellets. This is about 4 hours into the cook.⠀
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Instagram Post by Revolution Barbecue from Thornton, Colorado

A sneak peek of these beautiful Beef Back Ribs from @porterroad with our Texas Brisket BBQ Rub and a bit of #traegergrills Prime Rib Rub. Smoking these on our @traegergrills Timberline 850 for about 8 hours at 225° using a blend of Maple, Hickory and Cherry 🍒 wood pellets. This is about 4 hours into the cook.⠀
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#powertothepig #beef #beefribs #beefbackribs #angusbeef #bbq #backyardbbq

Instagram Post by Revolution Barbecue from Thornton, Colorado

Close up of the rub on these ribs… Rub-a-dub-dub these beautiful Beef Back Ribs from @porterroad with our Texas Brisket BBQ Rub and a bit of #traegergrills Prime Rib Rub. After rubbing these down, I let it rest in the fridge overnight. Going to smoke these on our @traegergrills Timberline 850 for about 8 hours at 225° using a blend of Maple, Hickory and Cherry 🍒 wood pellets. We are loving the meats from #porterroad and can’t wait to try these back ribs. ♥️🐮⠀
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#powertothepig #beef #beefribs #beefbackribs #angusbeef #bbq #backyardbbq

Instagram Post by Revolution Barbecue from Thornton, Colorado

Rub-a-dub-dub these beautiful Beef Back Ribs from @porterroad with our Texas Brisket BBQ Rub. After rubbing these down, I let it rest in the fridge overnight. Going to smoke these on our @traegergrills Timberline 850 for about 8 hours at 225° using a blend of Maple, Hickory and Cherry 🍒 wood pellets. We are loving the meats from #porterroad and can’t wait to try these back ribs. ♥️🐮⠀
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#powertothepig #beef #beefribs #beefbackribs #angusbeef #bbq #backyardbbq

Instagram Post by Revolution Barbecue from Thornton, Colorado

Rub-a-dub-dub these beautiful Beef Back Ribs from @porterroad with our Texas Brisket BBQ Rub. After rubbing these down, I let it rest in the fridge overnight. Going to smoke these on our @traegergrills Timberline 850 for about 8 hours at 225° using a blend of Maple, Hickory and Cherry 🍒 wood pellets. We are loving the meats from #porterroad and can’t wait to try these back ribs. ♥️🐮⠀
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#powertothepig #beef #beefribs #beefbackribs #angusbeef #bbq #backyardbbq

Instagram Post by Revolution Barbecue from Thornton, Colorado

All is I can say is OMFG!!! Seriously these Texas Short Ribs from @porterroad!! 🐮🔥 We smoked these up on our @traegergrills Timberline 850 with Texas Beef Blend pellets for #traegerday. We rubbed these down with our Texas Brisket BBQ Rub and ran them at 225° for 8 hours with the first 2 on see upset smoke. 🔥💨⠀
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Instagram Post by Revolution Barbecue from Thornton, Colorado

The big reveal… Hell yeah these Texas Short Ribs from @porterroad!! 🐮🔥 We smoked these up on our @traegergrills Timberline 850 with Texas Beef Blend pellets for #traegerday. We rubbed these down with our Texas Brisket BBQ Rub and ran them at 225° for 8 hours with the first 2 on see upset smoke. 🔥💨⠀
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#powertothepig #porterroad #angus #angusbeef #dryaged #dryagedbeef #beefribs #texasbbq #traegerday2020