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Sweet Money Loin Back Ribs

Created by Sterling “Big Poppa” Ball. Made with Sweet Money BBQ Rub and Granny’s BBQ Sauce from Big Poppa Smokers.
Recipe uses Original Red Sauce
Original Red Sauce
imageCook Time:
4 hours
Sweet Money Loin Back Ribs
Sweet Money Loin Back Ribs


4 racks Smithfield loin back ribs
Big Poppa's Sweet Money Championship Rub
Sauce Ingredients
1 bottle 18oz Granny's BBQ Sauce
1 jar 10oz Tabasco Hot Pepper Jelly


Preheat smoker to 250F

Unpackage ribs, pull membrane off the back (bone side)

Sprinkle both sides of ribs with Tabasco Original Red as "glue" for the rub - the more Tabasco you use the more heat your ribs will have

Generously season both sides of ribs with Sweet Money Rub, patting the seasoning into the meat each time

Let rubs/salt sweat or melt into ribs until it's shiny (around 10-15min)

Put on smoker (indirect heat) - Ribs will cook 3.5 to 4 hours.

While ribs are cooking, make sauce.

In a small saucepan, combine 1 bottle of Granny's sauce, jar of Tabasco HOT Pepper Jelly, and 2 TBL of Tabasco Original Red

Mix sauce ingredients together over medium/medium high until the sauce starts to bubble. Reduce heat, and simmer for a few minutes, taking care not to burn the sugars

Set sauce aside (will use for basting on smoker/plating later)

At the 3.5 hour cook mark, check ribs for desired doneness

Rib racks should have good "bend" in them, but should not be falling off the bone. Meat should be pulling back from the end of the bones. You can also test with a kebab skewer for doneness - if the skewer slides in and out smoothly with little resistance, ribs should be done

Remove ribs from smoker, and baste both sides with sauce

Put sauced ribs on smoker to "set" sauce for 5 minutes

Pull from smoker, rest for 5-10 minutes

Add more sauce (to taste) or serve on side

Slice and serve!

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