Orange Pineapple Sweet Ribs Print this recipe
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper
- 2 slabs loin back (baby back) ribs
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
- ½ tablespoon onion salt
- ½ tablespoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¾ teaspoon chili powder
- 3 tablespoons honey
- ¾ cup favorite barbecue sauce
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- ½ tablespoon minced garlic
- ¾ cup pineapple juice
- Place slab of ribs bone side down on table. Slide knife under the membrane and against the end bone to separate the two. With a dry paper towel or rag, grasp the edge of the thin membrane and pull. The entire membrane should separate from the rib.
- Combine rub ingredients and mix well or use Big Bob Gibson Seasoning and Dry Rub. Generously apply rub onto the front and back sides of ribs. Gently pat to ensure that rub will adhere. Preheat smoker to 250°F. Place ribs meat-side up on grate and cook for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
- Remove ribs from smoker. Place each rib meat-side down on its own doubled aluminum foil square. Foil should be large enough to completely wrap rib. Mix the marinade. Pour ¾ cup of pineapple juice over each rib. At the same time wrap and seal each rib tight. Place back in smoker for 1 hour.
- Remove wrapped ribs from smoker. Remove from foil and apply a light shake of rub to the meat-side of the ribs. Place uncovered in the smoker meat-side up for 30 minutes.
- Remove ribs from smoker. Brush finishing glaze on both sides of ribs. Place ribs in smoker for 15 minutes, or until sauce caramelizes.
- Recipe courtesy of Chris Lilly.
- Chris Lilly