Dry Rubbed Smoked Back Ribs for Low and Slow #SundaySupper

#SundaySupper today is all about low and slow cooking. Ken is the mastermind behind the smoker and he made these wonderful ribs that you see here today. I bought Ken a full day BBQ smoking course with Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk last year. It was a wonderful course that he surely loved and (hehe) I knew I would also benefit from.

Ken loves tinkering with his smoker trying many things from appetizers to veggies to meats, creating new and exciting recipes. This time though he stuck with perfection and used one of Ronnie’s recipes that he was shown in class. A sure fire winner for ribs. They are cooked for a long time and the result is tender, smoky ribs that are so full of flavor!!

I hope you enjoy them. Invest in a small electric smoker, they are cheap and easy to use and not a huge process. ENJOY!!

Dry Rubbed Smoked Back Ribs

Dry Rubbed Smoked Back Ribs
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: BBQ
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Serves: 4-6
Low and slow cooked ribs
  • ¾ cup Paprika
  • ¼ cup Kosher Salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne
  • 2 lbs pork back ribs
  1. Mix the spices together. Generously sprinkle the spice mixture over the ribs covering both sides completely. Store left over spice for another use in an air tight container. Heat your smoker to 225 F, add a mixture of apple and hickory wood chip as per manufacturer's instructions. Place the ribs on the smoker rack and smoke for 3½ to 4 hours.
  2. Adapted from Rockin' Ronnie Shewchuks' cookbook Barbeque Secrets Deluxe


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  1. says

    I’m dying for a smoker. Seriously. It’s been on my wishlist for years, I guess I just need to give it a more prominent spot so that the hubs pays attention to it ;). These ribs look beyond fantastic, Tara!

  2. says

    Yes another smoker recipe!!! I love just a rub on ribs in a smoker. You really don’t need a sauce. What smoker do you have? I went with electric too, a cookshack. Love it.

  3. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says

    I had no idea smokers were so affordable, and compact! I’m putting this on my list! What a great recipe, thanks for sharing.

  4. says

    Perfect! The meat looks like it’s just falling off the bone. Ribs are a huge hit with my husband and his stepson – I’ll definitely be making these this summer. And thanks for the tip on the electric smoker. It sounds so much easier than other non-electric types. I saw the same recommendation on Chris Baccus’ #SundaySupper post – so maybe it’s time to invest in one :-)


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