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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
2 hrs
additional:
5 mins
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts

733 calories; protein 35.2g 70% DV; carbohydrates 25.2g 8% DV; fat 53.3g 82% DV; cholesterol 181.4mg 61% DV; sodium 2051.7mg 82% DV. Full Nutrition