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Frozen Ribs in the Smoker

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How to cook frozen ribs in the smoker without thawing them out first and have them turn out amazing!

Ingredients

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Foil Wrap Concoction

  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Jeff's Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 stick Butter

Instructions

  1. Remove ribs from packaging.
  2. Apply mustard to top and bottom of frozen ribs.
  3. Apply rub and/or salt and pepper to top and bottom of ribs.
  4. Set up smoker for cooking at about 250°F (121°C) using hickory and mesquite wood for smoke.
  5. Place the rack(s) of ribs directly on the smoker grate and let them cook for approximately 2 hours or until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C).
  6. Lay out a large piece of heavy duty foil and fold up the edges just a little.
  7. Into the center of the foil, pour the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, honey and barbecue sauce and lay the pats of butter right on top.
  8. Lay the rack of ribs meaty side down onto the concoction that you just added to the center of the foil. Pull up the sides of the foil and wrap it tightly around the ribs.
  9. Place the wrapped rack of ribs back onto the smoker grate for 2 hours or until they reach 195°F (91°C) when tested between the bones. Note: You can also use the kitchen oven if you prefer.
  10. When the ribs are finished, remove them from the foil.
  11. Apply barbecue sauce all over the top and place them over a very hot grill to burn off the membrane and set the sauce.
  12. When the sauce is set they are finished.
  13. Slice and serve immediately.

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