Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Country Style Ribs in an Electric Smoker

Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Country Style Ribs in an Electric Smoker


Country style ribs aren’t really ribs at all. They’re more like pork chops. They’re cut from the blade end of the loin close to the shoulder. There’s not a lot of fat in them but you know what fixes that? Bacon. Add some sweet cherry wood chips to accent the sweet nature of the pork and you have yourself a little slice of heaven.

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lbs. country-style pork ribs
Your favorite BBQ rub
Cherry wood chips
c. BBQ sauce
tbsp. Dijon mustard
tbsp. Peach/apricot jam



Preheat your Char-Broil digital electric smoker with a handful of wood chips in the smoker box. Once the smoker is preheated, set the temperature to 225 degrees.


Sprinkle the ribs liberally with BBQ rub and then wrap each rib in two strips of bacon with the ends of the bacon tucked under each rib. Place them in an aluminum half pan with enough space for the smoke to easily circulate.


Insert the digital thermometer horizontally through the end of one of the ribs. Set the internal temperature to 145 degrees.


Add the aluminum pan to the smoker and smoke for about 50-60 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees (the smoker will signal when the ribs are done).


Preheat your oven broiler and broil the bacon on all sides until crisp.


Meanwhile, make a glaze by heating the BBQ sauce, mustard and jam in a small saucepan on the stove.


After the bacon is crisp, brush the ribs with the glaze and serve.

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