Smoked Cherry Wood Spare Ribs
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Smoked Cherry Wood Spare Ribs

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Cherry wood gives these Smoked Spare Ribs a mild sweet flavor that complements the spicy rub and BBQ sauce. They were cooked in the Char-Broil® Digital Electric Smoker, but you can make them on any BBQ smoker. Sweet, smoky, tender and delicious. It doesn’t get any better than this.

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Ingredients

Serves 6-8
For the pork
2
slabs pork spare ribs
For the dry rub
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
For the BBQ sauce
2
15-ounce cans tomato paste
1/2
cup molasses
10
garlic cloves
2
tablespoons ground cumin
2
tablespoons dry mustard
 
fresh ground pepper to taste
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon hot pepper flakes

Directions

Prep: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes, Cook: 4 to 5 Hours
1

Preheat your smoker to 225°F and add cherry wood chips.

2

While the smoker preheats, combine cinnamon, cloves and pepper for the dry rub in a small bowl.

3

In a medium-size saucepan, combine tomato paste, molasses, garlic, cumin, dry mustard, ground pepper, cinnamon and hot pepper flakes. Cover and simmer on low for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

4

Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. Rub down both sides with the dry rub.

Hot Tip: To remove the membrane, slide the tip of a paring knife underneath the membrane next to the first bone. Grab the membrane with a paper towel and peel it away from the ribs.
5

Place ribs on the smoker racks. Smoke until the internal temperature reaches about 170°F, 4 to 5 hours (in the Char-Broil® Digital Electric Smoker).

6

Mop with BBQ sauce.

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