Electric Smoker BBQ Rib Tips

These tender and juicy rib tips almost steal the show from the ribs themselves. They are that good. They are super tender and done in a fraction of the time it takes to smoke the ribs. I like to use a combination of hickory and apple chips but feel free to use your wood of choice.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 pounds rib tips

  • 1 tablespoon BBQ rub

  • ¼ cup apple juice

  • 1 cup barbeque sauce


  1. Preheat an electric smoker to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  2. Sprinkle salt over rib tips. Add BBQ rub and massage into rib tips to evenly coat.

  3. Place rib tips on the preheated smoker and smoke for 1 1/2 hours, spritzing with apple juice throughout the cook time.

  4. Transfer rib tips to a baking sheet and add barbecue sauce. Stir to coat.

  5. Return rib tips to the smoker and smoke for 30 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate and let rest 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

733 Calories
53g Fat
25g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 733
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g 68%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 181mg 60%
Sodium 2052mg 89%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 713mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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