Smoked Pork Ribs

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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. 

Smoked Pork Ribs
Smoked Pork Ribs

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

Smoked Pork Ribs

Delicious Smoked Pork Ribs you can try at home.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 full rack of pork spareribs
  • Slather Canola oil or mustard
  • ¼ cup pork rib rub (see below)
  • 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.