Smoked Jalapeno Baby Back Ribs with Pineapple BBQ Sauce


Prep Time: 40 minutes  Cook Time: 4 hours    Yield’s: As many as you want

  • The number of racks depends on you
  • Dry rub or any type of bbq sauce you would like to use
    • Dry rub recipe will be posted below
  • Pineapple Glaze
    • The glaze will also be posted below
  • Jalapeno Pineapple Barbecue sauce
    • Sauce will be posted below
  1. Preheat your smoker to 200 to 225 degrees. Ribs can be smoked with any smoking wood, but hickory and oak are the most popular wood used.
  2. Prepare Dry rub or use a favorite recipe.
    1. I will post a dry rub recipe to use.
  3. Prepare Pineapple Glaze.
  4. Prepare Jalapeno Pineapple Barbecue Sauce.
  5. Rinse the ribs in cold water and pat dry.
  6. Rub ribs thoroughly on all sides with prepared  Pork dry rub seasoning.
  7. Wrap the ribs in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight to let the dry rub soak. Remove the ribs from the refrigerator approximately 1 hour before cooking.
  8. The last 1/2 hour of cooking, start brushing the ribs with the Pineapple glaze. Brush 2 to 3 more times during cooking.
  9. Ribs are done when they are tender, enough to pull the meat from the bones. The internal temperature is 180-200 degrees. You can cook them longer, it all depends on how you want them.
  10. Let rest for 10-15 minutes before cutting them.

Dry Rub Seasoning

  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons cayenne pepper or chilie powder
  1. In a small jar with lid, shake together all dry ingredients until well combined.

Pineapple Glaze

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup rice or cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  1. In a saucepan, add the pineapple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, butter, and pepper. Bring it to a boil, stir occasionally, 10-15 minutes until syrupy and the mixture should reduce to 1 cup. Remove from heat.

Jalapeno Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste
  1. In a sauce pan, add the pineapple juice, Chile peppers, ginger, and cilantro. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid is reduced by a 1/2. Add the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Let simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

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