St. Louis-Style Ribs with Orange BBQ Sauce

pork
7:30 - Prep 0:20 / Cook 7:10
Intermediate

Get your Longhorn Combo fired up for a tasty St. Louis-style ribs recipe, complemented by a sweet and zesty orange BBQ sauce.

4 Servings
Ingredients
Ribs
  • 2 slabs ribs, St. Louis cut
  • handful oak and pecan wood chunks
Rub
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
Orange BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup water
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1. Preheat your smoker at 225°F.
2. Remove the membrane under each slab of ribs.
Hot TipInsert a butter knife between the membrane and the bone. Grab and pull the membrane with paper towels to remove.
3. Combine all rub ingredients in a bowl and use to generously season each slab of ribs on both sides.
4. Place the ribs in your smoker and toss 6 - 8 oak or pecan wood chunks onto hot coals. Close the lid and cook for 6 hours at 225°F.
5. In a saucepan or cast iron skillet, combine all orange BBQ sauce ingredients and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
6. Once the ribs have cooked for about 6 hours, glaze each slab of ribs with the BBQ sauce and cook for an additional hour at 225°F.
7. Preheat your grill for direct grilling at 450°F.
8. Transfer the ribs to your grill for a 30-second sear on both sides. Remove the ribs from the grill and let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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