The Best Smoked Pork Ribs Recipe Ever

Perfect smoked pork ribs, if you’re a fan of barbeque, then you know that nothing beats a perfectly smoked pork rib. The juicy meat falling off the bone along with the smoky, sweet, and tangy flavors is enough to make anyone’s mouth water. But with so many recipes out there, it can be overwhelming to find the best one. Fear not, because we’ve got you covered with the ultimate smoked pork ribs recipe that will leave your taste buds singing.

This smoked pork ribs recipe is simple, easy to follow, and will have your taste buds singing with joy. So, if you’re ready to get your hands dirty and create something truly special, let’s dive in!

How to Make Delicious and Tender Smoked Pork Ribs

To make perfect smoked pork ribs, you’ll need to follow a few steps. Here’s a recipe to help you achieve delicious and tender smoked pork ribs:

Smoked Pork Ribs Recipe

Prep time

15 minutes

Cook time

6 hours

Additional time

15 minutes

Total time

6 hours 30 minutes


For the rub:

  • 1 tablespoon ground black or white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon Paprika, sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

For the bath:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup apple juice or cider
  • 4 tablespoons of butter cubed

For the Ribs:

  • 1 rack baby back ribs, reduce cook time if using spare or St. Louis Style ribs


  1. Pre-soak wood chips in water for ½ hour.
  2. Preheat wood chips in the smoker to get to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Remove ribs from any packaging and pat dry.
  4. Remove silver skin and trim off any excess sloppy bits from the ribs.
  5. Mix rub ingredients well, and cover completely over ribs.
  6. Let come to room temperature while wood begins to smoke and the smoker comes to temperature.
  7. Smoke ribs on a smoker for 3 hours.
  8. Lay out foil and lay ribs on top, adding butter, juice, and cider into foil and wrap ribs tightly in foil.
  9. Cook in foil for 2 hours.
  10. Open foil and baste ribs in cooking liquids for one more hour, let set for 15 minutes.


  1. Baste another 2-3 times with cooking liquids, letting the juices “set” each time, to form a crunchy bark. The total time for the final smoke will be one hour.
  2. When ribs are crunchy to your preference, remove them and let them rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing or serving.


  1. Baste a thin layer of your favorite BBQ sauce over the ribs, and let set while they cook for about 15 minutes. The sauce will be sticky, not runny.
  2. Repeat with another thin layer of sauce, letting set, up to 2 more times. The total time for the final smoke will be one hour. Let ribs rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing or serving.

Smoked Pork Ribs Recipe

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