SMOKEY BEEF RIBS WITH CHILLI-MUSHROOM RUB

Melt-in-your-mouth smoked ribs, seasoned to perfection.

Difficulty: Intermediate     Prep Time: 10 min     Cook Time: 3-4 hrs

INGREDIENTS

12 long beef ribs (prime ribs)
2 tbsp yellow mustard
coarse kosher salt
extra virgin olive oil

FOR THE RUB

1 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp dried chanterelle mushrooms
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

MOP

1 cup apple juice in a spray bottle

FOR THE GLAZE

1 cup barbecue sauce and 1 cup jelly(anything in the refrigerator)

OTHER EQUIPMENT

2 cups mesquite wood chips

METHOD

  1. Set up the Broil King Keg to smoke ribs at 225–250°F for 4–5 hours. Soak the mesquite wood chips for 30 minutes.
  2. Lay ribs on a large cookie sheet in a single layer. Rub with yellow mustard. Give them a light drizzle of oil and season with salt.
  3. Grind the pepper, mushrooms and cumin seeds until fine. Combine with chili powder and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle over ribs and rub in. Let the ribs sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the wood chips to the smoker and fill diffuser tray with water. Add the ribs and close the lid. Smoke for 4–5 hours. Spray liberally with mop every 30 minutes. When the internal temperature of the ribs reaches 57ºc, open the vents on the keg. 
  5. Wrap tightly in foil and place on smoker, with the vents closed, for another 45 minutes.