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3 1/2 Hour Smoked Ribs
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3 1/2 Hour Smoked Ribs

3 1/2 Hour Smoked Ribs


  • 2 racks pork ribs
  • Yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chipotle chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 1/4 cup hot honey, or reg honey (but hot’s better)
    BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup plain bbq sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (pancake syrup is a fine swap)
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • Put everything in a bowl and mix well


  1. Remove ribs from fridge about 30 minutes before cooking
  2. Set smoker to 275
  3. Brush both sides of ribs with mustard
  4. Put brown sugar, chipotle chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika and salt & pepper in a small bowl and mix to combine - use to season both sides of ribs
  5. Put on smoker for 2 hours, remove
  6. Spray the center of a sheet of heavy duty foil (about 1 1/2 times longer than the ribs) with non stick spray, and spread out 4 tablespoons of butter the length of the ribs, then drizzle with the honey
  7. Lay the ribs meat-side down on top of the butter/honey, and wrap tightly - repeat with 2nd rack
  8. Put back on the smoker for 1 hour, remove from foil, brush with the bbq sauce below and put back on for about 30 minutes, or until approx 200-205 degrees