Cherry Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

Cherry Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

With it's mild and sweet flavour, Cherry wood is the perfect compliment for the the spicy rub of these smoked pork spare ribs. Paired with a homemade BBQ Sauce and you have a sweet, smoky, tender taste sensation that's pretty hard to beat.

This Recipe is ideal for anyone using a pellet smoker or lovers of BBQ Ribs!

Cherry Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

Servings: 6-8 | Time: 5-6 Hours

What You'll Need:
  • 2 slabs Pork spare ribs
  • Furtado Farms Cherry pellets
For the Rub
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the 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


    Let's Get Cooking!
    1. Preheat your smoker to 225°F and add your Furtado Farms Cherry wood pellets. Alternatively, if you don't have a pellet smoker you can use cherry wood logs, chunks or chips on the smoker of your choice.

    2. While the smoker preheats, combine all the ingredients for the dry rub in a small bowl and mix well.

    3. In a medium-size saucepan, combine all of your BBQ sauce ingredients together and thoroughly blend before covering with a lid and simmer on low for about 1 hour. Remember to stirring occasionally to prevent the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

    4. Once the sauce is done, set aside for use later.

    5. Prep your ribs by removing the membrane from the back of the ribs. This can be done by sliding the tip of a paring knife underneath the membrane next to the first bone and then peeling it away from the ribs. Once this is done, rub down both sides of the pork ribs with the dry rub mix. 

    6. Place the ribs on the smoker racks and smoke until they reach an internal temperature of about 170°F, 4 to 5 hours.

    7. Remember to baste your ribs with the BBQ sauce every half how to ensure you develop a nice glaze.


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