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Simple St. Louis Ribs

Mouth watering St. Louis Ribs with a simple rub and simple recipe. Texas Style.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • Smoker


  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 3 tbsp Ground Black Pepper 16 Mesh. If normal ground, 2.5 tbsp
  • 3 Rack St. Louis Ribs
  • Your favorite BBQ Sauce



  • Trim the ribs by removing excess fat on the top, the skirt on the bottom, and the membrane.
  • Mix Ground Pepper and Kosher Salt in a 3:1 ratio.
  • Pat the ribs dry with a paper towel.
  • Apply rub to ribs. Most of the rub should be on the top where the meat is.


  • Preheat smoker to 250 degrees F.
  • Place ribs in the smoker, meat side up. Cook for 3.5 hours.
  • Apply a liberal amount of your favorite sauce to the top of the ribs.
  • Wrap ribs in unwaxed butcher paper. Place ribs back in smoker, meat side down. Cook for 2 hours.
  • Test for doneness. If not done, check again every 15 minutes. Once done, pull ribs from smoker, let rest for 20 min. Unwrap, cut, and serve!
Keyword Bark, Ribs, Salt and Pepper, Simple, Smoke Ring, Texas Style