Chipotle Smoked Pork Ribs

Chipotle Smoked Pork Ribs

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These Chipotle Smoked Pork Ribs will be a classic addition to your family-style barbeque. Ideal for a summer or fall get-together.

Recipe courtesy of nu sanctuary lounge, Las Vegas.


  • 10 pounds Smoked pork ribs
  • BRINE INGREDIENTS: 3 gallons water
  • 5 lemons cut in half
  • 4 cups kosher salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 bunch of thyme
  • 1 cup black peppercorns
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • RUB AND SMOKE INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup black pepper
  • 1 cup smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 1/4 cup ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 cup ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano


  • 1 BRINE METHOD: In a large pot bring all ingredients to a boil and remove from heat and cool to 32ºF. Once cooled down, pour the brine over the pork ribs and refrigerate no longer than 8 hours.
  • 2 RUB AND SMOKE METHOD: Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and boat both sides of the pork ribs really well. Place in a smoker box and smoke unwrapped and smoke for 3 hours at 225ºF.
  • 3 Remove the ribs and splash with some apple juice generously and wrap in tin foil and smoke for another 2 hours.
  • 4 Remove from the smoker and serve.


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