Smoked Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs Recipe

Smoked Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs Recipe

Smoked Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs recipe
over a Hickory and Apple Wood Fire
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Smoked Pork Spare Ribs from Paggi Pazzo

Smoked Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe
Published: September 7, 2011

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 5 hours
Total time: 6 hours
Yield: 6 servings
Calories per serving: 624
Fat per serving: 43.4g


  • 1 Rack of Pork Spare Ribs
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayanne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon espresso
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 ounces honey bbq sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. Clean pork spare ribs by removing membrane and washing under sink.
  2. Mix all rub ingredients together within bowl (paprika, cayenne, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, espresso, and brown sugar) and generously pour and rub into ribs on both sides.
  3. Cover ribs in wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
  4. Soak hickory and apple wood chunks overnight, then drain before use.
  5. Prepare smoker/grill with 2 chimney starters full of hardwood lump charcoal and when turned grey, place in smoker-box with some wood chunks. As ribs smoke, continue to add more wood chunks periodically.
  6. Lay pork ribs onto grill bone side down, and close grill and smoker-box for several hours maintaining a temperature of 225 to 250 degrees.
  7. After 3 hours, dress pork ribs with honey bbq sauce, alternating sides every 30 minutes.
  8. After 5-6 hours, when ribs are tender and at or near 165 degrees, take off grill and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting into strips.
  9. Take remaining bbq sauce from pan and dress over ribs.
  10. Ready to serve.

Let it Rip!

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