These bbq smoked short ribs are the best ribs I have ever had and they’re low carb! Each meaty rib has only 1.8g net carbs! This post is sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own. #Steakholder #BestAngusBeef
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I have wanted to try short ribs for a long time now. I see them braised on cooking shows and they look sooo good. Well the other day I was in Giant Eagle and talking to the butcher. He told me that one of his friends buys a bunch of short ribs and smokes them. So I bought some and since it was a beautiful spring day I got my husband to smoke them. OMG they were out of this world! I can’t wait to make these bbq smoked short ribs again.
What Kind Of Meat Is Short Ribs?
If you are like me, you might not know what is a beef short rib. It’s taken from the brisket, chuck or rib areas. They usually require long periods of cooking like braising to make the meat tender. They are also good barbecued. Click here to learn more about short ribs.
Below you can see what the beef short ribs look like. I bought two packages of Certified Angus Beef ® brand because they looked so nice! You can learn more about this cut of meat and find some recipes for short ribs on their website. They even have how-to videos.
Low Carb BBQ Rub For Short Ribs
I make my own bbq rub and use it for a lot of my recipes like my bbq salmon or chicken. Make a big batch for easy summer barbecues. Here is my low carb bbq rub recipe:
- 1 part paprika
- 1 part cumin
- 2 parts salt
- 2 parts chili powder
- 3 parts onion powder
- 3 parts garlic powder
- ½ part black pepper
- 3 parts brown sugar sweetener (Swerve or Lakanto Golden)
Time And Temperature In The Smoker
This was our first run with these ribs and plan on doing it often! We set the temperature to 270° F and cooked them for 3 hours until they are at 200 – 205 ° F internally. Ours were pretty dark because my hubby knows I like them like this. However if you want them less charred, cook them at 230°F for 2-3 hours.
Below you can see what they look like in the smoker.
Making BBQ Short Ribs In The Oven
If you want to try this in the oven, rub the short ribs with the bbq seasoning and place in a baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 3 hours in a 300 °F oven. Take off the foil for the last ½ hour.
A Low Carb BBQ Sauce
I’ve made a low carb bbq sauce for lots of my recipes. I didn’t think these bbq short ribs needed it but if you are interested you can make some. It will keep for quite a while in the refrigerator.
- brown sugar sweetener (Swerve Brown or Lakanto Golden)
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 5 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons Swerve sweetener
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¾ cup water
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard
Well I hope you like these as much as I do. I LOVED them and can’t wait to make them again. My son even stayed home from going to his friend’s house because they looked so good. The nutrition for 1 short rib is:
323 cals / 28.1g fat / 2.2g carbs / 0.4g fiber / 14.4g protein = 1.8g net carbs
You might also like my friend Taryn’s smoked onions or her smoked garlic to go with this!
Low Carb BBQ Smoked Short Ribs
These bbq smoked short ribs are the best tasting ribs I have ever had and they are low carb! Each meaty rib has only 1.8g net carbs!
- 3-4 lbs short ribs (about 6 nice ribs)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoons Swerve brown sweetener or Lakanto Golden sweetener
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoons onion powder
- 1 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon pepper
Mix all the seasonings and then rub the mixture all over the ribs.
Heat the smoker up to 270°F and cook the ribs for about 3-4 hours until the internal temperature is 200 – 205°F. If you want them less browned use a 230°F smoker for 2-3 hours.
By the way I recently joined this Certified Angus Beef® Kitchen Facebook group and have been learning great beef tips. It really helped me to make my first prime rib! For more information about Certified Angus Beef ® brand follow them on their Social Media Platforms: Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter
I love short ribs. And I agree, the certified angus beef ribs are the way to go!
I agree! This is my first time for short ribs and I am hooked!
This sounds so flavorful and like a great dinner option. Love that you gave an oven option too so you don’t have to wait until the weather is warm to enjoy it.
My husband is a huge carnivore so I’m pretty sure he’ll fall in love with me all over again after his first bite, lol! I have never tried making these but they just jumped to the top of the “to make” list! Wow!
Jen, give them a shot, your husband will thank you! 🙂
Great recipe for grilling this Spring and Summer. Hard to believe it’s even low carb.
Annie @ Annie's Noms
I remember wanting to make short ribs once and finding them in the UK was almost impossible!! I have no idea why they are not popular here, I did eventually find some and we adored them! Your recipe looks delicious and I love your spice mix, I’m a sucker for anything smoked so I know I would love these!
I was just in England! We used to live there 10 years ago. On this last visit we ran around Tesco looking at all the things we used to like when we lived there.
They look incredibly delicious! I have only made short ribs in a crock pot, but I want to try this recipe soon. I will let you know how they turn out!
Hope you like them Deb!