Miss Essie's True Honey BBQ Ribs

Unlike a steak or hamburger, you can’t just throw a rack of ribs over some hot coals and grill it (unless you enjoy tough, dry ribs). Authentic baby back and BBQ spare ribs are slow smoked, typically over charcoal and wood. Once you learn this proven technique for seasoning and smoking succulent pork ribs, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to grill up a perfect rack, every time. Don’t worry – we have adjusted the recipe to apply to a regular oven just in case you don’t have access to a smoker.


Grill up a perfect, delicious, tender rack of succulent ribs every time after you learn that low and slow is the way to go. Slow smoke these ribs for 4 1/2 hours, and when the meat pulls back and exposes 1/4 inch of the bone, you’ll know it’s done.

  1. Preheat oven to 275°
  2. Make sure the temp stays between 250° and 275°
  3. Smoke the ribs for three hours
  4. Open the oven to coat the ribs in Miss Essie’s True Honey BBQ sauce
  5. Wrap tin foil around the slab of ribs and put back in the oven
  6. Cook for 1 hour (this will tenderize them)
  7. Let rest for 10 minutes
  8. Enjoy with Miss Essie’s True Honey BBQ Sauce

Prep / Cook Time:

1 Min / 4.5 Min


4-8 People


  • 2 slabs of ribs (spare or baby back)
  • 2 tablespoons dry rub
  • Miss Essie’s True Honey BBQ Sauce (to taste)