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Spare Ribs with Sauce Sliced

Smoked Pork Ribs with Tangy Mop Sauce

Smoked Spare Ribs basted with an apple cider vinegar mop slowly smoked.
Course bbq, dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, barbecue, bbq
Keyword smoked pork rib recipe, smoked pork ribs, smoked spare ribs, st. louis cut ribs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 1377kcal
Cost $40.00


Tangy Mop Sauce


  • Preheat the smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit using fruit wood like apple or cherry.
  • Prepare the ribs. Make a small cut with a sharp knife along the corner of the bone side of ribs to get a small piece of the membrane lifted. Then using a paper towel, gently pull on the membrane to completely remove it.
  • Place one tablespoon of Dijon mustard on each rib rack and slather. Add one tablespoon of dry rub to each side of the ribs. Place the ribs on the smoker and close the lid. Make the mops sauce by combining all ingredients and set aside.
  • Smoke the ribs for three hours, after three hours the rib bones should be showing as the meat retracts along the bone and a mahogany color develops on the ribs. Begin mopping the ribs by gently dabbing the ribs with your baster or brush. Do this every 30 minutes for 2 hours.
  • After the second hour and using an instant read thermometer, probe between the bones. The probe should easily insert with little effort. Gently move the bones, they should wiggle but not come clean out of the meat. This is when the ribs are done and tender. If they are not quite done, continue smoking and check at 15 minute intervals.
  • Remove the ribs from the smoker and let rest for 15 minutes. Slice and then serve with your favorite sides or sauces.


Calories: 1377kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 108g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 39g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 364mg | Sodium: 868mg | Potassium: 1290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 7mg