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RECIPE: Easy Smoked Spare Ribs

written by

Jean Hayes

posted on

July 5, 2021

Getting out doors to cook up something delicious on a grill or smoker is my favorite way to relax and soak in the sounds of the season, be it spring, summer, fall or even winter. Here’s an easy smoker recipe for pork spare ribs. Our family loves this. Good food in the great outdoors. Win, win!


Ramstead spare ribs

  • 1 c (or to taste) BBQ rub of choice
  • 1 c BBQ sauce of choice


  • Smoker  
  • Large cutting board for working surface
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Trim excess fat
  2. Season both sides with BBQ rub
  3. When ready to cook, preheat smoker to 180°F degrees with lid closed
  4. Place ribs meat side up on rack and smoke 3-4 hours
  5. Remove from smoker when internal temperature reaches about 150°F degrees
  6. Increase smoker temperature to 350°F degrees
  7. Place about ¼ c BBQ sauce on large sheet of aluminum foil 
  8. Lay 1 rack of ribs meat side down on foil and seal tightly
  9. Repeat for each rack
  10. Return racks to smoker and cook about 30-45 minutes to finish
  11. Rest for 15 minutes 
  12. Serve with plenty of napkins

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