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Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs – A Mouthwatering BBQ Sensation

Are you ready for a mouthwatering adventure in the world of barbecue? We’ve all seen those tempting videos of succulent ribs sizzling on the grill, but here’s the written breakdown you’ve been waiting for. These St. Louis Style Ribs are nothing short of sensational, and today, we’re revealing the secret recipe that’ll make your taste buds dance with joy. Are you ready to take your grilling game to the next level? These ribs are FIRE!

Imagine: You have before you perfectly smoked St. Louis Style Ribs, their smoky, caramelized exterior yielding to tender, juicy meat beneath. These ribs offer a harmonious blend of sweet, savory, and subtly spicy flavors. Each bite takes you on an irresistible journey of mouthwatering delight. Whether you’re preparing for a summer barbecue, enjoying a tailgate gathering with friends, or simply yearning for some comforting cuisine, these ribs are the solution to your culinary cravings.

Prepare to unlock the secret to making the most scrumptious St. Louis Style Ribs that will have your friends and family begging for more. This recipe promises to be your go-to for all your comfort cravings, and it’s easier than you might think.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Invest in a quality smoker or grill for the best results.
  • Keep an eye on the temperature; consistency is key to perfectly smoked ribs.
  • Experiment with different wood chips for unique smoky flavors.
  • Adjust the seasoning to your preferred level of heat and sweetness.


  • Try different BBQ sauce flavors for a personalized touch.
  • Add a touch of heat with cayenne pepper in the dry rub.
  • For a smokier flavor, consider using a fruitwood like apple or cherry for smoking.

What to Serve It With:

  • Coleslaw, cornbread, and baked beans make excellent side dishes.
  • A refreshing cucumber salad can balance the richness of the ribs.
  • Don’t forget an ice-cold beverage or your favorite beer to complete the experience.

Storage Tips:

If you happen to have any leftovers (though that’s a rarity with these ribs), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll stay delicious for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place them back on the grill or in the oven at a low temperature until warmed through.

Recipe Card

Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs

4.8 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 4 hrs Rest Time 10 mins Total Time 4 hrs 25 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 6 Best Season: Summer


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Ingredients for the Ribs

Ingredients for the Dry Rub


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  1. Rib Prep

    Combine well all the ingredients for the dry rub, then coat both sides of ribs with a good drizzle of mustard (binder) and sprinkle generously with seasoning rub.

  2. Place the ribs in the fridge overnight or refrigerate for at least 6 hours for best results. Tear the membrane off the ribs before seasoning it.

  3. Sprinkle the seasoning rub generously over the ribs.

  4. Place the seasoned ribs in the fridge overnight or refrigerate for at least 6 hours (for best results).

  5. Before seasoning, be sure to tear off the membrane from the ribs.

Grilling Ribs

  1. Set up your grill, set temperature to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Smoke the ribs, meat-side up for 2 hours.

  2. Remove from the smoker and and place your ribs meat side down on foil. Your foil should have some butter throughout the length and brown sugar on it.

  3. Then tightly wrap the ribs with the foil (double wrap your ribs).

  4. Return the foiled ribs to the grill and cook for two more hours at a temperature of 250℉.

  5. After two hours, carefully remove the foil, watching out not to burn yourself from the steam.

  6. Brush the ribs generously with your favorite BBQ sauce.

  7. Arrange the ribs directly on the grill grate, meat side up, and continue to grill until the sauce tightens (about 10 – 15 minutes).

  8. If you like, add more BBQ sauce in the last minute for extra caramelization.

  9. Enjoy!

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Cooking times will vary depending on the temperature that you set and maintain (250° F) and the environment may play a part as well.

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