My husband bought a smoker last year. He’s gotten pretty good at smoking pork baby back ribs in it. To the point he prefers his own to what he gets at restaurants. My dad has become one of his biggest fans when the smoker is pulled out. Check out his rub recipe and how he’s making delicious smoked bbq pork ribs below. These are not the fall off the bone ribs. They are smoky sticky caramelized goodness that make these gnaw off the bone good.
He doesn’t like spicy rubs. This is a sweet rub, not super spicy. It will leave a little tingle on your lips.
Using a smoker requires getting it up to temp, having moisture and wood chips in it. It also requires you keep an eye on them so you can feed in more chips, water as needed to get that smoky flavor you want. You will finish the ribs off on your grill to add another layer of sticky goodness.
homemade smoked bbq pork ribs
2 Tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoon garlic powder
8 Tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoon ground mustard
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoon salt
1 rack of pork baby back ribs, cut in half
1 bottle BBQ sauce <to use on the grill>
Bring your smoker up to temperature 200-250F.
Mix the spices and sugar together.
When using a whole rack of ribs, cut them in half. They will fit easier into the smoker.
Generously apply it to the ribs on all sides.
Put the ribs in the smoker with the water basin and wood chips on the bottom.
You will want to keep the smoker temp between 200-250 (225 is optimal).
Every 30 minutes, check the smoker to make sure there is water and wood chips, fill as needed.
Cook the ribs for 3 hours.
Remove and put on a hot grill. Apply your favorite barbecue sauce Allow the bbq sauce to caramelized.
Serve and enjoy.
What is your favorite way to eat your smoked bbq ribs?