smoked beef ribsIf you’re a fan of smoked beef ribs, then you’ll love this recipe for a Smoked Beef Rib Burrito. This burrito is packed with flavor and sure to satisfy your hunger. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be tailored to your liking. So if you’re ready to get your hands dirty, let’s get started!

Beef ribs are absolutely delicious on their own and when done properly they are juicy, tender and full of flavor! Some people smoke them and just simply enjoy the beef ribs alone, possibly served with a side of baked beans or creamy slaw, I fall in that category, as well.

I had a burrito a little while ago and it was a few days after eating some beef ribs, and the first thought in my mind was that the next time I smoked beef ribs was to make a burrito out of them. I have seen it done many times but never gave it much thought until now. 

For this recipe, all you need is the beef ribs, your favorite beef seasoning and the ingredients to make some fresh salsa verde. All the other ingredients can be bought from the store as I did, or if you enjoy making stuff from scratch then you can make the refried beans. Either way, you will absolutely love this recipe! Okay, let’s jump into the recipe!

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Smoked Beef Rib Burrito

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
5 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 3-4 bone beef rib slab
  • 1-2 tbsp Taco Bell Baja Sauce (Shhhh, I bought it from the store)
  • 1 Pack of 12” flour tortillas
  • Beef Seasoning
  • White rice (store bought or made at home)
  • 3 cups Jack cheese (shredded)
  • Refried beans (bought from store)
  • Yellow mustard as a binder
  • 1 block Unsalted butter
  • Butcher paper

Salsa Verde

  • 4 Tomatillos, halved and roasted
  • 1 Serrano pepper, roasted
  • Yellow onion, roasted/charred
  • 3 cloves Garlic, roasted
  • ¼ cup Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp 2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh
  • Pinch of salt
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  1. Start off by prepping your beef ribs and making sure the silver skin is removed, the butcher will do this if you ask. Now apply mustard as a binder and rub it to cover the whole surface area of the beef ribs. Season generously with your favorite bbq beef seasoning on all sides. 
  2. Fire up your smoker and set the temp to 250 degrees, adding hickory wood chunks for smoke flavor. Add the beef ribs at this point and let them smoke for 2 hours. Spritz at that point with apple cider vinegar, and repeat every 45 mins. 
  3. 4 1/2 hours in or when the beef ribs form an amazing bark (around 170ish internal temp) remove them and place them on butcher’s paper with a few tablespoons of butter. Wrap tightly and place back on the smoker. Be sure to wrap each beef rib separately if you are doing individual beef ribs. 
  4. 2 hours later, or when the beef ribs become probe tender, remove from the smoker and place in a cooler for 1-2 hours. Be sure to leave them wrapped.
  5. At this point, fire up your grill or remove your deflector plate and create a hot grilling surface. Add your onion, tomatillos, Serrano pepper, and garlic for roasting. Keep an eye on them because they may roast at different times and be done sooner than the other ingredients. Once roasted, let cool and add into a blender with the cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Blend for 60-90 seconds and set to the side. Be sure to do this within 15 mins of shredding the beef ribs. 
  6. Remove the beef ribs from the butcher’s paper and shred them. They should be tender enough to do this by hand, but if not, use a clever to chop them. Place in a bowl.
  7. Add a plancha (griddle plate) to the grill, or fire up a griddle, to create a hot flat surface. You want the surface to be around 350 degrees. Add your flour tortilla and heat it up on both sides, for 45-60 seconds.
  8. Now assemble your burrito in this order. Refried beans (be sure to have them heated up prior), white rice (be sure to have this ready), shredded beef ribs, salsa verde, and then cheese. Roll the burrito to the best of your ability and place the sealing side down first and toast for 60-90 seconds (depending on how hot your surface is) and flip to repeat the process. 
  9. Remove and repeat this process until you make as many of the burritos as you desired. Serve and enjoy with family and friends!

Smoked beef rib burritos are the perfect way to use up leftover smoked beef ribs. This recipe is simple and easy to follow, and the results are delicious. If you’re looking for a quick and tasty meal that will please even the pickiest of eaters, then this is the dish for you.

So why not give it a try? Burritos always make a satisfying meal, and with smoked beef ribs as the star ingredient, they’re sure to be extra delicious.

Did you enjoy this smoked rib burrito recipe? You’ll love my other beef recipes in the link below!

Beef Recipes

Items used in This Recipe

Hasty-Bake Grill

Knitted Gloves

Cast Iron Skillet 

Meater +

Charcoal Chimney

Charcoal Starters

Firestarter Guard

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