Tequila Marinated Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Tequila Marinated Smoked Baby Back Ribs


1 quart beef or chicken broth
1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup white vinegar
juice of 1 lime
1 (3 lb) rack baby back ribs, membrane removed
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
your favorite bbq rub
your favorite bbq sauce
  • Combine the beef broth, tequila, white vinegar and lime in a deep baking dish.
  • Pull the membrane from the back of the ribs, using a small knife to separate membrane from the ends, then use a paper towel to pull the membrane off.
  • Add the trimmed ribs to the beef broth and tequila mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, turning once.
  • Preheat the smoker to 250 degrees.
  • Remove the ribs from the marinade, discard marinade, then dry the ribs with paper towels.
  • Rub 2 tbs of olive oil over the ribs, then shake 1/2 cup of your favorite rub over the ribs. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Place the ribs in the smoker, cover and cook for another 1-2 hour or until the ribs shrink slightly away from the bone.
  • Remove the ribs from the smoker,wrap in foil, then return to the smoker and cook for another 1 and 1/2 hours.
  • Let the ribs rest for 15 minutes before cutting.
  • Serve with your favorite bbq sauce if desired.


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