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Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Ribs

What happens when you combine pig candy and barbecued ribs? You get bacon ribs – the tastiest new trend for your summer backyard barbecue party.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Ribs


  • 1 slab St. Louis style pork ribs
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 2 tbsp barbecue rub
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 10 dashes hot sauce optional
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


  • Remove the silverskin from the back of the ribs. Cut the slab into single bones.
  • Sprinkle the ribs liberally with barbecue rub.
  • Wrap each bone with a slice of bacon. Lightly dust with more rub.
  • Smoke on a 275F-degree grill with maple wood chunks until the ribs reach an internal temperature of 190F degrees, about 2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup and hot sauce. Brush onto the ribs. Sprinkle each rib with brown sugar. Continue smoking for 1 hour.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 314mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg