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Smoked Ribs with Honey-Mustard Sauce


  • Hickory chips
  • 5 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring


  1. Soak hickory chips in water at least 15 minutes.
  2. Prepare charcoal fire in smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes or until coals are white.
  3. Place hickory chips on coals.
  4. Place water in pan in smoker; fill with water.
  5. Place ribs on food rack. Cover with smoker lid; cook ribs 3 hours.
  6. Combine honey and remaining ingredients in a saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
  7. Baste ribs with sauce; cover and cook 30 minutes.
  8. Turn ribs over, and baste again with sauce.
  9. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes.

Yield: 5 to 6 servings

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