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Recipes

Smoked Apple Butter Ribs

These sweet and savory smoked apple butter ribs are worth the wait. Settle in for a long smoke and enjoy these juicy, tender ribs.

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Cooking for 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 0.5 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 0.5 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 rack St. Louis spare ribs
  • 0.25 cup apple butter
  • Apple Butter BBQ Sauce (recipe follows)

Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

  • 1 bottle 18 oz. of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 0.5 cup apple butter
  • 0.25 cup apple juice

1 Food Prep

  • Combine BBQ dry rub in a small bowl and mix well.

  • Remove the membrane from the bone side of your beef ribs, then rub the ribs with apple butter. Season both sides of your ribs liberally with the BBQ dry rub.
  • Next, stir your apple butter BBQ sauce ingredients in a small saucepan to combine. Warm your mixture over medium-low heat for approximately 5 minutes until most of the juice has reduced and the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
  • Set aside your BBQ sauce until it’s ready to use, or place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your ribs on the grill directly above the water pan. Cover your grill and allow your ribs to smoke for approximately 5–5½ hours until tender. Tender ribs should bend at a 45 degree angle when held on one end with tongs.

  • When your ribs are ready, remove them from the smoker or grill, let them rest for at least 5 minutes, then slice and serve.

  • *Alternatively, you can use a smoker according to the manufacturer’s instructions

Clint Cantwell

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique Flavor Simple preparation. Sweet, juicy ribs. If you like sweet sauces on meats, you'll love this recipe.
Date published: 2023-08-22
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