Have you ever seen those gigantic “big dino bone” smoked beef ribs at someone’s cookout and wondered what massive beast they came from? Dubbed “dino bones” because of their size, these ribs are actually just your regular beef variety!
When you order ribs at your local butchery or at a restaurant, they’re usually from the Short Plate section of a cow’s rib cage, cut into smaller 2- to 3-inch pieces and labelled as beef short ribs. “Dino bones” are these self-same rib bones before they’re cut to size. And my lord are they delicious!
The “big dino bone” smoked beef ribs recipe
This recipe for “big dino bone” smoked beef ribs comes from How To BBQ Right. Malcom Reed’s recipe features a somewhat lengthy narrative, but the article includes the full instructions as well as a shorter printable recipe to make cooking as easy as possible. An expert pitmaster, Malcom makes sure to include helpful details and alternative methods, from how to trim the excess fat to which wood is best for smoking, so that even novice smoker can follow along.
It’s worth noting that these ribs can be cooked on a grill, but to follow the recipe exactly we recommend using an electric smoker or a pellet smoker. They’re easy to use, will cook your ribs to the perfect temperature, and will leave you with that nice red smoke ring and a crunchy bark on the ribs.
For these delicious smoked ribs, you will need:
- 3 bone section Beef Plate Ribs
- 2 Tablespoons Killer Hogs AP Rub (or salt and black pepper)
- 1 Tablespoon Killer Hogs Hot Rub
- 1 cup Beef Broth
- Smoker or grill
- Cooking thermometer
- Paper towels, aluminium foil
Bigger is better
The recipe is simple, with only a few ingredients, and will feed a horde of hungry people. One piece of this juicy, succulent rib will be enough to satisfy a grown man’s foodlust. The 7 to 9-hour preparation and cooking time is worth it when you are elbow-deep in rich, meaty ribs that taste like a combination of the best brisket point and the best ribeye you’ve ever had.
While these ribs are a little more pricey then your normal rack, it’s balanced out by the lack of other ingredient costs, and is well worth the extra spending. To make your own “big dino bone” smoked beef ribs, you can see the recipe original recipe here.