The Oaks Smoked Honey BBQ Ribs

July 01, 2013


Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl. Rub both sides of ribs with spice mixture. Place ribs in 200°–300° smoker and tent loosely with foil. Cook until tender, 3–4 hours, rotating ribs and adding 10 briquettes every hour and a wood chunk as needed. Remove from smoker and let rest 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine barbecue sauce, grape jelly, and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; set aside. Heat grill to high. Brush both sides of ribs with honey barbecue sauce, then sear on grill for 5 minutes per side. Serve topped with additional sauce.

NOTE: The Oaks Original BBQ Sauce is available for purchase at the restaurant. When not available, substitute your favorite barbecue sauce.

Recipe courtesy of The Oaks Open Pit BBQ:


  • 1 tablespoon Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 racks St. Louis-style spareribs, about 3 pounds each
  • 1 cup Oaks Original BBQ Sauce
  • ½ cup grape jelly
  • ½ cup honey
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