firecracker ribs



Love buffalo wings but want something more meaty, why not try my Firecracker Ribs which combine flavour, spice, and heat in perfect, and when coated in a nice sticky sweet n spicy sauce.. they aint nothing better.....


what you need

2kg (4-5 lbs)pork spare ribs,

6 tbs Smokey Joe's Firecracker rub

your prefered sauce, sweet or hot

1/4 C Melted Butter


what to do

If you haven't already, removed the membrane from the ribs, and set aside. 

sprinkle Smokey Joe's Firecracker rub over the entire surface and pat into the ribs, coating each side pretty thoroughly.  

Wrap the ribs in cling film and wrap, as tightly as you can manage, toss them into the fridge for an hour or so. 


smoking using the 3-2-1 method

In an easier way especially if your beginner form, to put in in simple terms you're breaking the cooking time into 3 easy steps/ blocks.  A smoking time, a wrapped time, and a basting time.

Set your smoker to 110c (225 F).  Brush some of your sauce/glaze over the ribs, on both sides.  Sprinkle generously with rub, then smoke for 3 hours.

Transfer ribs to aluminum foil sheets, season with sugar, fold foil up on the sides and top with another sheet of foil, wrap together to seal the top and bottom sheets, leaving one end open.  Pour in some liquid (apple cider, bourbon, etc), then seal completely and return to smoker for another 2 hours.

While the ribs are in the above stage , in a small saucepan over low heat, stir together the our choice of sauce and the butter, stirring until incorporated. 

Remove ribs from foil and place back in smoker and brush with the butter sauce mix  Smoke for a further 1 hour, cranking up the temperature the last 15 minutes or so to get stickier ribs.


Move the basted ribs to a cutting board, slicing the firecracker ribs into individual pieces. place the ribs on a platter or board and pour with the remaining (heated) sauce over to coat well,


enjoy with lots of napkins

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