This spicy beef rib recipe is an easy one to put together. The seasoning is simply pre-packaged taco spice blended with a few additional ingredients. If you like tacos, then you'll love these ribs.
The first time I made this recipe, the flavor was too intense. I used packaged taco spice straight from the bag to season the ribs. Good idea, but it needed some work. After a few tries, I found the combination of spices that mellowed the taco flavor and reduced the saltiness.
Buy and prep the beef back ribs and mix up the rub. Season the ribs and smoke them to perfection. Here's the recipe...
South Of The Border Rib Rub
To make this spicy rub, combine one package of your favorite taco seasoning with one tablespoon of onion powder, one teaspoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of black pepper, one-half teaspoon of cumin, and an optional one-quarter teaspoon or so of cayenne pepper.
Mix together all of the spices. Coat the slab of beef ribs with the mixture, and wrap them it in plastic wrap. Let it rest overnight in the fridge.
I have smoked this beef rib recipe with mesquite and the flavor was great. Oak would be a good choice of smoking wood, too. The ribs will need six to eight hours in a 225 degree F smoker.
Baste the ribs once an hour, using a mixture of one cup water (or beer), two tablespoons vegetable oil, one tablespoon of vinegar, and one tablespoon of the rib rub seasoning.
When it's time to serve 'em up, skip the barbeque sauce and serve these ribs with a good salsa and cold cerveza!