St. Louis spare ribs sliced and sauced laying on a cutting board.

St.Louis Spare Ribs

Sweet, smoky, and tender. This recipe for St. Louis spare ribs recipe will have you licking your fingers.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings 2 people


  • 1 slab of pork spare ribs
  • 1/2 cup of [url:1]Classic BBQ rub[/url]
  • 1/2 cup of [url:2]Sweet molasses BBQ sauce[/url]
  • 3-4 TBS of butter or margarine


  1. Heat your cooker to 275 and have it set up for indirect heat (meat protected from direct flames.)
  2. Remove membrane from the back of the rack of ribs using a butter knife and paper towel.
  3. Trim the rack into the St. Louis cut
  4. Rub both sides of the rib using the Classic BBQ rub or dry rub of your choice.
  5. Place the ribs on the cooker for 2 hours.
  6. After the two hours are up wrap ribs in foil meat side down with 3-4 TBS of butter or margarine.
  7. Place the ribs back in the cooker for 1.5 hours meat side down.
  8. After the 1.5 hours are up, remove from foil and mop the top of the ribs with your favorite sauce. This Sweet Molasses BBQ sauce works well with ribs.
  9. Place the ribs back in the cooker meat side up for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove ribs from the cooker slice and serve.