Meet Me In St Louis Apple Whiskey Smoked Ribs

Sherri Williams


It's all about the RIBS! Cooking with Love & Passion sw :)

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at least 8
10 Min
4 Hr


slabs st louis style ribs
1/4 c
crown royal regal apple
1/4 c
agave nectar
3/4 stick
butter, cut in pieces


3 Tbsp
kosher salt
3 Tbsp
turbinado sugar
2 Tbsp
smoked paprika
1 Tbsp
granulated garlic
1 Tbsp
granulated onion
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
chipotle chili powder
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
coriander, ground
1 tsp
black pepper, ground
1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
zest of 1 large lemon, grated


2 c
apple juice
1/2 c
crown royal regal apple
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/3 c
bbq sauce


1Remove membrane from the back of ribs.
2Brush front and back of ribs with Crown Royal Apple Regal.
3Combine rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl; generously rub the back and front of ribs. Wrap ribs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours; best overnight.
"place remaining rub in airtight container for further use"
4Remove ribs from refrigerator, let ribs reach room temperature.
5Meanwhile prep smoker to 250 °F. “I used hickory wood”
6Combine basting ingredients in a mixing bowl. Place ribs in smoker. Brush the ribs with basting sauce after 45 minutes of smoking time. Continue to baste about every 35-40 minutes or so, this will keep the ribs nice and moist. Smoke ribs for 3 ½-4 hours.
7Add agave nectar to remaining baste in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Reduce sauce to a 1/3.
8Place ribs on foil. Brush back & front of ribs with sauce. Add pieces of butter to the top of ribs. Wrap until ready to slice and eat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Ribs
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free