Make these Smoked Pork Ribs for a classic recipe that everyone loves. The pork ribs are slow cooked to perfection with a delicious smoke flavor.

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Why We Love This Recipe

Smoking pork ribs results in fork tender ribs that remain juicy and tender while serving. These ribs are simple to prep and the smoker does all the work.

We love to start these ribs in the morning and they are ready just in time to feed my family. We love to add our favorite grilled side dishes to cook everything outdoors.

Ingredients

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Variations Ideas

Feel free to use this recipe to make pork spare ribs and change the seasoning and sauces. We have used this ​​Best Dry Rub for Ribs but you can also rub ribs with a barbecue sauce for added flavor.

We have even added in mustard and honey for a hint of sweetness.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Preheat the smoker to 225°F and prepare the wood chips for smoking. –

Step 2 – Remove the thin membrane on the back of the ribs by inserting a butter knife under the membrane and lifting it up. Grab the membrane with a paper towel and pull it off the ribs.

Step 3 – In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion, powder, cumin, and chili powder to create the seasoning mixture.

Step 4 – Rub the avocado oil all over the ribs, then generously apply the seasoning mix to both sides of the ribs, pressing it into the meat. Smoke the ribs for approximately 5-6 hours, maintaining a consistent temperature of 225°F throughout the smoking process.

Step 5 – Remove the smoked baby back pork ribs from the smoker and let them rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving. Cut the ribs into individual portions and serve hot.

Recipe Tips

  • Wood Chips – I recommend using hickory, apple, or cherry wood chips in this recipe. We have even used oak and pecan for delicious flavor.
  • Cooking Time – The actual cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your ribs and your desired level of tenderness.
  • Check Ribs – Check the ribs for doneness after 5 hours. The meat should be tender and pull away from the bone easily when checked with a fork. If needed, continue smoking for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour, until the desired tenderness is achieved.
  • Basting Ribs – Feel free to baste the ribs with your favorite BBQ Sauce towards the end of the cooking time.

Serving Suggestions

These pork bone ribs can easily be served with many side dishes. You can easily smoke your favorite side dishes to complete any meal. As a delicious appetizer make this Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe that everyone will love.

We have even served these ribs with Smoked Green Beans and Smoked Baked Potatoes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to smoke ribs at 225 degrees?

Cooking time will vary, but it will take about 5-6 hours to smoke ribs.

Do you Cook Ribs in Aluminum Foil?

You may have heard of the 3-2-1 method which means that you smoke the rack of ribs for 3 hours. Then wrap the rib with foil for two hours with juices and then for the last hour baste it with your favorite sauce.

Can I Cook on the Grill?

Yes, cooking the ribs on the grill also makes a delicious meal idea. You may love this Grilled Country Style Ribs.

How to Store Leftovers Ribs

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-4 days.

How to Reheat Ribs

When you are ready to serve the leftover ribs is to reheat in the oven. Place in a baking dish and reheat at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

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Smoked Pork Ribs

5 from 1 vote
Make these Smoked Pork Ribs for a classic recipe that everyone loves. The pork ribs are slow cooked to perfection with a delicious smoky flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 485

Ingredients

  • 2 racks baby back ribs about 4-5 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

For the Seasoning Mix:

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Instructions

  • Preheat the smoker to 225°F and prepare the wood chips for smoking.
  • Remove the thin membrane on the back of the ribs by inserting a butter knife under the membrane and lifting it up. Grab the membrane with a paper towel and pull it off the ribs.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion
  • powder, cumin, and chili powder to create the seasoning mix.
  • Rub the avocado oil all over the ribs, then generously apply the seasoning mix to both sides of the ribs, pressing it into the meat.
  • Place the seasoned ribs on the smoker grates, bone-side down, and close the smoker lid.
  • Smoke the ribs for approximately 5-6 hours, maintaining a consistent temperature of 225°F
  • throughout the smoking process.
  • Check the ribs for doneness after 5 hours. The meat should be tender and pull away from the bone easily when checked with a fork. If needed, continue smoking for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour, until the desired tenderness is achieved.
  • Remove the smoked baby back pork ribs from the smoker and let them rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Cut the ribs into individual portions and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

I recommend using hickory, apple, or cherry wood chips in this recipe. 
The actual cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your ribs and your desired level of tenderness.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 485kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 36g, Fat 36g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 6g, Monounsaturated Fat 16g, Trans Fat 0.3g, Cholesterol 130mg, Sodium 944mg, Potassium 495mg, Fiber 0.3g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 143IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 68mg, Iron 2mg

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