Hot and Spicy Ribs

Enjoy these tender, smoked pork ribs, rubbed with a hot spice mixture – a wonderful grilled dinner recipe.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Ribs

4
cups hickory wood chips
5
pounds pork spareribs (not cut into 16 serving pieces)
Barbecue sauce, if desired

Hot And Spicy Rub

1
tablespoon garlic powder
1
tablespoon paprika
2
teaspoons ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
teaspoons dried thyme leaves, crumbled
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 In large bowl, cover wood chips with water; soak 30 minutes.
  • 2 Drain wood chips. Prepare and heat smoker using wood chips and adding water to water pan following manufacturer’s directions.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix rub ingredients. Cut rack of pork in half to fit on smoker rack if necessary. Rub spice mixture into pork.
  • 4 Place pork on rack in smoker. Cover and smoke 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours or until tender and no longer pink next to bones. If smoking stops, add additional wood chips through side door of smoker. Serve pork with barbecue sauce.

Expert Tips

These spicy-hot ribs are great served with your favorite coleslaw, potato salad and iced tea—or any other drink that suits your mood.

Slide knife under silverskin; lift and loosen until you can grab it with a paper towel. Pull it off in one piece if possible.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
400),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
45g
45%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
180mg
180%;
Sodium
530mg
530%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.