Texas-Style Barbecued Beef Ribs on a Gas Grill

From Texas Rib House

Texas-Style Barbecued Beef Ribs on a Gas Grill

Why This Recipe Works

When developing our barbecued beef ribs recipe, we wondered what to do with the fatty membrane that runs along the backside of the beef ribs. As it turned out, we achieved the best results—the juiciest meat with the most flavor—through the...

Why This Recipe Works

When developing our barbecued beef ribs recipe, we wondered what to do with the fatty membrane that runs along the backside of the beef ribs. As it turned out, we achieved the best results—the juiciest meat with the most flavor—through the simplest means: leaving the fat in place, to baste the ribs as they cooked. We determined that the ideal cooking temperature for our beef ribs recipe was a range of 250 to 300 degrees and the ideal time was about 2 1/2 hours, which caused some, but not all, of the fat to render, making the ribs juicy, tender, and slightly toothy.

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Texas Rib HouseSeason 5, Ep. 510

Huge meaty flavor—combined with spice, smoke, and fire—epitomizes Texas barbecue. Could we figure out how to make authentic Texas beef ribs in our Boston-based test kitchen?