In this video, I’ll show you how to make smoked pork spare ribs using the 3-2-1 method. This Smoked Pork Spare Ribs recipe takes 6 hours to cook on my Green Mountain pellet grill, but you can use any kind of smoker you like.
Before starting, be sure to make a batch of BBQ Dry Rub or use your favorite blend. Plan on a full day to get the ultimate flavor from this recipe!
Be sure to watch my video to see how these smoked pork ribs are made from start to finish.
Enjoy these with some foil grilled corn, or my daughter’s Esquites corn salad!
3-2-1 Smoked Pork Spare RibsRecipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
- 3 racks pork spare ribs
- Olive oil as needed
- 1 batch BBQ Dry Rub or use your favorite rub
- 8 oz. jalapeno pepper jelly or jam
- 1 stick butter cut into tablespoon size pieces
- 1/2 cup Sugar in the raw as needed to coat ribs
- 1/2 cup apple juice (or pineapple juice or bourbon)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh cracked pepper
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon granulated onion
- 1 tablespoon paprika powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
Make Dry Rub
- Mix ingredients together for dry rub and set aside in a container.
Make the Ribs
- Apply olive oil and dry rub to three racks of pork spare ribs.
- Smoke ribs at 220 F on the pellet grill for 3 hours, flesh side up.
- Remove ribs from the smoker and wrap them in foil, pouring over a healthy dollop of jalapeno pepper jelly, a few dabs of butter, a sprinkling of sugar in the raw and 1/2 cup apple juice.
- Wrap them well and put them back on the smoker for another 2 hours to steam.
- After 2 hours, remove the foil, pour the marinade over the top, and add another healthy dose of dry rub.
- Put back into the smoker for another hour.