Sweet & Sticky Smoked Riblets
16 pieces of pork loin riblets (about 4lbs total) I get mine at Winco
Kosher Salt, to taste
4 tablespoons of your favorite sweet BBQ rub
1 cup light brown sugar
2 sticks salted butter, cut into thin pats
12 oz of your favorite sweet BBQ sauce
1/2 cup Honey
Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees using lump charcoal for fuel. Add a couple chunks of cherry wood to the hot coals for smoke flavor. I use a pellet smoker with sweet flavored pellets like apple or cherry
Season the riblets with Kosher salt and the rub. Let the seasoning sit on the riblets for about 20 minutes before placing on the smoker.
Arrange the strips of riblets on the cooking grate and smoke for 1 1/2 hours.
Place all of the riblets in a stainless steel hotel pan and add brown sugar, pats of butter, bbq sauce and drizzle everything with the honey.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place the pan back on the smoker for 1 hour.
After an hour remove the foil and carefully dredge the riblets in the pan juice and place directly on the cooking rack. and grill each piece for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Remove the riblets from the smoker and place on a cutting board. Serve the riblets with your favorite BBQ sauce for dipping.