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Stovetop Smoker Pork Ribs

Prep Time: 1440 min Cook Time: 165 min Total Time: 26 hrs 45 mins
  • 1 pork spareribs
  • yellow mustard
  • BBQ Rub
  • BBQ sauce (optional)
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  1. On the back of the ribs, remove the silver membrane and the skirt.

  2. Cut off the rib tips (you can use them for something else) and square up the ribs leaving you with a nice, neat rack of ribs.

  3. Cut the rack of ribs in half. You can use the tray where the meat goes in the smoker as a guide to see if it will fit.

  4. Spread a thin layer of mustard on the front and back of the ribs.

  5. Generously sprinkle your favorite BBQ rub on the front and back.

  6. Wrap the ribs up and place in the refrigerator overnight.

  7. Set up your stovetop smoker with 1-2 Tb wood chips in the center of the bottom of the smoker.

  8. Place down the drip tray lined with aluminum foil.

  9. Spray the tray with holes with cooking spray and place one half rack down.

  10. Place down an additional rack and spray with cooking spray and set down the second rack.

  11. Place the lid on and turn heat to medium high, wait to see smoke coming through the open vents and then shut it closed.

  12. Smoke for 45 minutes.

  13. In the last 5 minutes or so of smoke time, preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  14. Remove the ribs and set down on large pieces of aluminum foil.

  15. Sprinkle the ribs with brown sugar and top with some pads of butter.

  16. Wrap the ribs up in the foil and place it meat side down in a cookie sheet.

  17. Place in the oven for 2 hours. Check the temperature, add more time until it gets to 200 degrees.

  18. Optional: Turn the oven on to broil and place the ribs in for just a couple minutes with the foil open (if you are adding sauce you can do that here).

  19. Slice and enjoy!

Keywords: BBQ, pork, Stovetop smoker