I love summer. I love waking up early, sitting on my front porch listening to the birds, and drinking a cup of coffee with a kitty in my lap. Summertime foods make me just as happy though! Let’s be honest… ALL foods make me happy, but summertime foods. Oh. My. Coleslaw, potato salad, grilled everythinggg… YESSSSS. Brian and I have finally mastered a delicious smoked pork ribs recipe and I wanted to share with y’all! Here it is.
Delicious Smoked Pork Ribs Recipe
- 2 racks of pork ribs, thawed
- Hickory wood chips for the smoker
- “Mop” mixture:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Dry rub:
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 2 tsp. pepper
- 1 tbsp. paprika
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. celery salt
- 2 tsp. ground mustard
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Remove ribs from package.
Rinse and pat dry.
Carefully peel the membrane off the back of the ribs. You may need to use a knife to cut a hole in the membrane, but then use your fingers to peel it back and off. This is a necessary step if you want fall-off-the-bone ribs!!!
Coat the tops and bottoms of the ribs liberally.
Now, at this point, I’ve put the ribs straight in the smoker and they’re still delicious. BUT if you have the time, let these marinate, covered, in the refrigerator on a sheet pan overnight! You won’t regret it!
If you’ve taken the time to marinate them overnight (or even for a few hours), pull the ribs out about an hour before you plan to smoke them (8 hours from the time you plan to eat). This brings to meat closer to room temperature and doesn’t shock the meat as badly when it goes into the smoker, which can make the meat tough.
30 minutes prior to smoking time, preheat your smoker according to the smoker instructions.
I used hickory chips for the smoke flavor.
We smoked our ribs at 250*F for 6-7 hours, “mopping” (aka slopping the mixture on top of the ribs) every 1-2 hours. (I’ve also been lazy and not “mopped” at all… yeah, still delicious!)
At this point, the meat should be falling off the bone!!
Enjoy! and tell me what you think in the comments!!!!!
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Happy Homesteading! (:
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