Sweet Tea Peach Ribs

Ingredients:

  • 1 rack St. Louis cut ribs
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet tea 
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Rib Rub:

  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Peach BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 bottle REC TEC Gourmet BBQ Sauce
  • 1 ripe peach, skinned and puréed 
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sriracha

Instructions:

  • Start by removing the silver skin (membrane) from the back of the ribs using the back of a spoon and dry paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, combine the rub ingredients and mix well.
  • Rub both sides of ribs with mustard and molasses.
  • Generously apply the rub to both sides of ribs.
  • Next, sprinkle the 2 tbsp of brown sugar on top of rub on the meaty side of the rib and set in fridge for 6-24 hours.
  • Place on the REC TEC grill, bone side down, at 225ºF for 30 minutes.
  • Add the sweet tea and apple cider vinegar to foil and wrap up the ribs.
  • Place wrapped ribs back in the smoker for 1.5 hours.
  • During this time, make the BBQ sauce in a pot on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the ribs from the foil and put back in smoker meaty side up.
  • Brush on BBQ sauce and let smoke for 1 hour.