Smoking BBQ Ribs for Beginners

  • Author: Jenna


For the rub

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

1 tablespoon of cumin

1 tablespoon of paprika

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 cup of BBQ sauce of choice

1 rack of Pork Ribs


In a bowl mix together the brown sugar, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder. Stir to combine.

Rub the seasoning onto the pork ribs. Flip the ribs over and season the other side. Let that rest for 30 minutes.

Set your smoker to 225 degrees.

Place the rack of ribs onto a rack in the smoker.

Set a timer to 3 1/2 hrs, after the 3 1/2 hrs open up the smoker and slather the BBQ sauce on top. Flip the ribs over and slather the BBQ sauce on the other side of the meat. Let the meat rest for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy with some corn on the cobb or baked potatoes.


Smart points can vary depending on the number of ounces you eat.

3 oz of pork ribs is 6 smart points.