SWEET TEA PEACH RIBS

Ingredients:

  • 1 rack St. Louis cut ribs
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet tea 
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Rib Rub:

  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Peach BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 bottle recteq Gourmet BBQ Sauce
  • 1 ripe peach, skinned and puréed 
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sriracha

Instructions:

  1. Start by removing the silver skin (membrane) from the back of the ribs using the back of a spoon and dry paper towel.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the rub ingredients and mix well.
  3. Rub both sides of ribs with mustard and molasses.
  4. Generously apply the rub to both sides of ribs.
  5. Next, sprinkle the 2 tbsp of brown sugar on top of rub on the meaty side of the rib and set in fridge for 6-24 hours.
  6. Place on the recteq, bone side down, at 225ºF for 30 minutes.
  7. Add the sweet tea and apple cider vinegar to foil and wrap up the ribs.
  8. Place wrapped ribs back in the smoker for 1.5 hours.
  9. During this time, make the BBQ sauce in a pot on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  10. Remove the ribs from the foil and put back in smoker meaty side up.
  11. Brush on BBQ sauce and let smoke for 1 hour.