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3-2-1 Smoked Ribs

3-2-1 Smoked Ribs
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Serves 6-8

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Cooking Time:
6 hours


  • 2 racks Ontario pork back ribs (about 4 lbs/2 kg total)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Montreal steak spice or your favourite dry rub
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) apple juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) water
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) liquid honey
  • 1 cup (250 mL) barbecue sauce

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Remove membrane from back of ribs and pat dry. Rub ribs on both sides with steak spice. Wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.
  2. Preheat smoker to 180ºF (82ºC). In a spray bottle, combine apple juice, water and Worcestershire sauce. Place ribs, bone side down, in smoker. Smoke, occasionally spraying with apple juice mixture, for 3 hours, trying to keep the smoker temperature around 180ºF (82ºC).
  3. In a bowl, stir together brown sugar, mustard and honey. Remove ribs from smoker and place each rack on a large piece of foil. Spread mustard mixture over both sides of ribs and wrap well.
  4. Increase smoker temperature to 225ºF (107ºC). Smoke-wrapped ribs for 2 hours. Transfer wrapped ribs to a baking sheet and unwrap, reserving any juices in the foil. Return ribs to smoker and smoke, brushing occasionally with reserved juices and barbecue sauce, for 1 hour or until glossy and bones pull out easily. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting into ribs.
Nutritional Information
3-2-1 Smoked Ribs
1/6 of recipe
Protein 38g
Calories 750
Sugar 55g
Fat 37g
  Saturated 15g
Cholesterol 150mg
Sodium 1250mg
Calcium 75mg
Carbohydrate 62g

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