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Pile of sliced Apple Jalapeno Ribs on a wood board.
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Apple Jalapeno Smoked Ribs

Beautifully tender fall off the bone ribs with a sweet and spicy Apple Jalapeno BBQ Sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue, Party Food
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 611kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Begin by removing the thin membrane on the back of the ribs. Use a butter knife to lift a small corner of the membrane away from the bones, grip firmly with a paper towel, and pull slowly away from the rack.
  • Slather both sides of the ribs with the yellow mustard and season liberally with the Sweet Rub.
  • Prepare your smoker for indirect smoking at 225 degrees F. I use apple wood for this recipe. Place the seasoned ribs on the smoker and close the lid. Leave them to smoke for 3 hours.
  • Tear off a large piece of aluminum foil and place it on a large working surface. Transfer the ribs to the foil bone side up so the bones don't tear through the foil. Sprinkle with the brown sugar, top with the butter cut into small pads, fold up the edges of the foil to create a slight bowl, and then pour the apple juice over the ribs. Once the liquid has settled, top with the sliced jalapenos. Tightly crimp the foil together to create an airtight seal. Repeat with the second rack.
  • Return to the grill and keep your cooking temperature to as close to 225 degrees as you can get it. Let the ribs braise for 2 hours in the foil.
  • Carefully remove the ribs from the grill and place on a large working surface. Open the foil package (be careful of hot steam) and use tongs to remove the ribs and place them back on the grill, bone side down. Remove the cooked jalapenos from the braising liquid and set aside. Discard the foil and excess cooking liquid.
  • Brush the ribs with the Apple Jalapeno BBQ Sauce and arrange the jalapeno slices you set aside on top of the ribs. Close the lid of your grill and cook at 225 degrees for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour until the ribs are done to your desired tenderness and the sauce is sticky and set.
  • Rest the ribs for 10-15 minutes before slicing into individual ribs. Serve with additional sauce on the side.

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Nutrition

Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 691IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 5mg