Honey Jalapeño Smoked Back Ribs

When it comes to barbecue, pork ribs are a classic favorite. And these Honey Garlic Pork Back Ribs with Honey Jalapeño BBQ Sauce are sure to be a hit at your next cookout. The ribs are first seasoned with a delicious honey garlic rub, which infuses them with a sweet and savory flavor. They are then slowly smoked to perfection, resulting in meat that is juicy, tender, and full of smoky flavor.

What sets this recipe apart?

But what really sets these ribs apart is the Honey Jalapeño BBQ Sauce. This sauce is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, with a hint of smokiness from the paprika. The honey and brown sugar give it a natural sweetness, while the jalapeños add a subtle kick of heat. The ketchup, mustard, and apple cider vinegar give it a tangy and savory flavor, and the Worcestershire sauce adds depth and richness.

When should you try this?

This recipe is perfect for a summer barbecue or a casual weeknight dinner. The ribs can be cooked ahead of time and reheated later, so all you have to do is brush them with the sauce and put them back in the smoker for a few minutes. Serve them with your favorite sides and enjoy a meal that is sure to please any crowd.

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Honey Jalapeño Smoked Back Ribs

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Difficulty: Easy
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baby back ribs, easy smoked ribs, ribs, smoked back ribs, smoked ribs, smoked ribs recipe, spicy back ribs

Ingredients

  • 2 racks of pork back ribs
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Honey Jalapeño BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp pickled diced jalapeños
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Begin by preparing the ribs. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs, this will help the seasoning and smoke to penetrate the meat. In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic, honey, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the pork ribs, making sure to coat both sides.
  • Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees. Once the smoker reaches the desired temperature, place the ribs in the smoker. Smoke the ribs for about 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 195 degrees. You can check the temperature by using a meat thermometer, inserted into the thickest part of the meat.
  • While the ribs are smoking, make the Honey Jalapeño BBQ Sauce by mixing together ketchup, mustard, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, honey, pickled diced jalapeños, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Keep the sauce warm, you will use it later.
  • Once the ribs have reached 195 degrees, remove them from the smoker and let them rest for a few minutes. This will allow the juices to redistribute and make the meat even more tender. While the ribs are resting, brush them with the Honey Jalapeño BBQ Sauce. Make sure to coat both sides of the ribs with the sauce.
  • Place the ribs back in the smoker for an additional 10 minutes, this will allow the sauce to adhere to the ribs and infuse them with extra flavor. Keep an eye on them, making sure the sauce doesn't burn.
  • Remove the ribs from the smoker and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy your delicious Honey Garlic Pork Back Ribs with Honey Jalapeño BBQ Sauce! Serve the remaining sauce on the side for dipping.
  • You can adjust the cooking time and temperature to suit your preferences and the size of the racks. Some people prefer a more tender meat and others like it more crispy. The internal temperature of 195 degrees is a good starting point, but you can go higher if you prefer.

These Back Ribs with Honey Jalapeño BBQ Sauce are a delicious and crowd-pleasing meal that is sure to be a hit at any barbecue or gathering. The honey garlic rub and slow smoking method infuse the ribs with a sweet and savory flavor, while the Honey Jalapeño BBQ Sauce adds a touch of sweetness and a subtle kick of heat. This recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or just looking for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Thanks for checking it out!

The key to making these ribs a success is to take your time with the seasoning and smoking process. It’s also important to keep an eye on the temperature and internal temperature of the meat, as well as the sauce, to ensure that it doesn’t burn. And don’t forget to let the ribs rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving, as this will allow the juices to redistribute and make the meat even more tender.

Overall, this recipe is not only delicious but also easy to follow, so don’t hesitate to give it a try. You won’t be disappointed! Serve it with some coleslaw, macaroni salad, or baked beans and you have a complete meal that will have your guests asking for seconds. Enjoy!

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