Summer becomes the best season for cooking ribs in electric smoker. You can make delicious ribs with sweet and savory recipe. The ingredients are available at nearby stores. Moreover, you do not need special skill for cooking. Follow the instructions below.


  • 2-3 slabs of back ribs (2 lbs. each)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika, smoked
  • 1-1/2 tbsps. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsps. garlic and onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder or cayenne pepper (your preference)
  • For smoker, basting liquid of either stout, red wine vinegar or apple juice
  • Water


Cooking Instructions:

  1. Slice or cut the ribs into small pieces. You can have the big ones, but make sure they are easily to be eaten. Get rid of the membranes covered on the rib bones. Then, prepare the tray and clean towel.
  2. Prepare a bowl and put all ingredients in it. Mix and stir them slowly until they blend completely. Apply them on the ribs. You can cover all sides from the tops and bottoms. Wait for 30 minutes.
  3. Put the ribs on smoker and cook for 2-3 hours. You can cook an hour for one side and flip for another one.
  4. Move the ribs from smokers and cover with aluminum foil. Wait until all moist and water are dried.
  5. Keep the temperature at 160 degree.
  6. Baste the ribs with liquid you choose.
  7. Cook again on smoker for an hour.

You often see smoker appliance that relies on charcoal or gas. As alternative, some manufacturers produce smokers with electrical system as the power source. This appliance has some benefits compared to others. One common reason why people choose cooking ribs in electric smoker is it is clean and hygiene. In general, the cooking method is relatively similar, but you will get better smoked ribs with better appearance and taste.

Cooking ribs in smoker will take time. The preparation spends at least one hour. You can slice the ribs and mix the ingredients then wait for half of hour until it is ready for cooking. The first cooking step for easy smoked ribs takes at least two hours or more if you want the smoother texture. After that, you just wait at least 10 to 15 minutes while the ribs are wrapped in aluminum foil. The last step is to cook for 30 minutes to one hour.

This recipe will give the sweet taste. You may reduce sugar and add more salt if you do not like the sweetness. From explanation above, cooking ribs in electric smoker is not difficult thing to do at home.


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