Bill's Smoked BBQ Ribs

    8 hours 5 min

    These are to die for BBQ ribs you will want to serve to guests, to show off your cooking ability.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 2.25kg pork ribs
    • 2L apple juice
    • 1 bulb garlic, separated into cloves
    • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
    • 500ml BBQ sauce

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr5min 

    1. Prepare charcoal in a smoker, and bring the temperature to 110 degrees C.
    2. Cut the ribs into smaller portions of 3 or 4 ribs, and place them in a large pot. Pour in enough apple juice to cover. Place a lid on the pot and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat, and let stand for 15 minutes.
    3. Lightly oil the grate in your smoker. Place ribs on the grate, and throw a few cloves of garlic onto the hot coals. Close the smoker. Maintain the temperature at 110 degrees C by adding more charcoal as needed. Smoke the ribs for 7 hours, adding more garlic cloves to the coals occasionally.
    4. Make a sauce by mixing together the BBQ sauce with 500ml of the apple juice from the pot. Season with garlic granules. Baste ribs with this sauce while continuing to cook for another 30 minutes.

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    I was a little cautious because the recipe is so easy, but this was fantastic! Note: I have a gas smoker, and I really can't get the temp lower than 250. The ribs reached the fully cooked internal temperature just over 4 hours. I basted as directed, and in 30 minutes we had a winner.  -  23 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is mostly my mistake in that I didn't notice they were to be cooked on a smoker. However, I have to make the comment because someone out there like me may make the same mistake. In order for this to be as good as previously need a smoker! The grill, wood chips, etc. just will not do it justice. My advice, if you don't have a smoker stay away from this recipe but if you do have one, I wish I could be invited to your next bbq because I'm sure it's a lot better than mine turned out! :o)  -  29 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent! We finished the last 30 min. in a 350 degree oven wrapped in foil with the bbq sauce. This eliminates all that bbq sauce clean up in the smoker.  -  06 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)