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Texas Style Ribs Recipe


  • 2 slabs St. Louis Spare Ribs
  • ½ cup Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ cup Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. Prepare Smoker for indirect cooking at 275⁰.
  2. Remove ribs from packaging, trim excess fat and remove membrane from bone side.
  3. Combine Salt and Black Pepper in a bowl and pour into a shaker bottle.
  4. Season ribs liberally on both sides with salt/pepper mixture.
  5. Place ribs on smoker and add pecan wood chunks to the fire for smoke.
  6. Mix Water and Apple Cider Vinegar in a spray bottle.
  7. Spritz ribs every 45 minutes.
  8. After 2.5 hours remove ribs from smoker, spritz with vinegar mixture and wrap in aluminum foil.
  9. Return ribs to smoker and continue to cook for approximately 2 hours. (Check ribs for doneness after 1 hour and every 15 minutes after. Once desired tenderness is reached pull of smoker)
  10. Rest ribs for 15 minutes and serve.
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