Even though pork is the traditional meat of Memphis barbecue, most people crave the perfect barbecue beef dish. Beef is richer in flavor than pork and has a different fat content. The sauces and rubs of Memphis barbecue also suit the flavors and textures of beef perfectly. Remember when cooking beef that even though doneness preferences vary among individuals, all meat—especially ribs—should be cooked to a doneness that eliminates the potential of food-borne illnesses. A low, leisurely smoking and grilling is perfect for beef dishes.