Smoked Pork Ribs are the perfect dish for a summer barbecue. They’re juicy, flavorful, and easy to make. Plus, they’re always a hit with family and friends.
If you’re looking for a Smoked Pork Ribs recipe that will have everyone coming back for seconds, look no further. This recipe is guaranteed to become your new go-to. All you need is a few hours, a smoker, and some patience. The end result is worth it, I promise. So preheat your smoker and let’s get started!
Smoked Pork Ribs
- BBQ Grill Accessories (Basting Brush, Tongs, etc.)
- Sheet pan
- 1 full rack of pork spareribs
- Slather Canola oil or mustard
- ¼ cup pork rib rub (see below)
- ⅓ cup barbecue sauce
Rib Rub (Make about ¼ rub cup per rack)
- 2 parts black pepper (coarse)
- 1 part Diamond kosher salt
- Whatever other spices you want (paprika, granulated garlic, granulated onion, cayenne, chili)
- Prep the ribs: Coat the rib rack in a slather, then evenly coat with about ¼ cup dry rub.
- Prep the smoker and bring up to 225 to 250° F with a water drip pan and wood chunks.
- Place the ribs (bone-side down) in the smoker. Spritz about every 30 minutes after the first hour.
- Smoke for about 3 hours. Check the color. If they look beautifully browned, they are ready for sauce.
- Remove the ribs from the smoker and place on a sheet pan. Spritz all sides and use a basting brush to apply a coating of BBQ sauce on both sides of the rib rack. Place back in the smoker for another 15 minutes to 25 minutes to slightly caramelize the sauce.
- Remove the ribs from the smoker and wrap tightly with aluminum foil.
- Place the wrapped ribs back in the smoker (or oven) and cook for about 1 ½ to 2 more hours, or until they reached desired tenderness.
- Rest for about 30 minutes wrapped in the foil until serving.