Hickory Smoked Pork Ribs with Paleo BBQ Sauce

Talk about finger licking good! These Hickory Smoked Pork Ribs with Paleo BBQ Sauce are perfect for your Whole30 challenge and BBQ season!

Ribs shouldn’t be stringy, boring, dull, or chewy. They have to be good – I mean good. Ribs that have a ton of meat to their bones and not just teeny little toothpicks with gristle.


- baby back pork ribs - pinapple juice - coconut aminos - paprika - cumin - cinnamon - chili powder - garlic powder



Marinate your ribs in the pineapple juice and coconut aminos for 4 to 6 hours before smoking.

Pat the ribs dry and arrange on a clean work surface. Remove the the thin membrain from back the ribs carefully with a knife. Combine the rub ingrediants and pat onto the ribs in a heavy layer on all sides. Set aside.

For the Rub

When the smoker is ready, smoke the ribs for 4 to 6 hours, adding more wood as needed.

To Smoke

For the Sauce

Saute the onions in the cooking fat in a large skillet over medium-high heat until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and stir to combine. Cook for 30 seconds.

Reduce the heat to medium. Add the tomato paste and mix in until rust colored and coating everything (about 30 seconds). Stir in the sauce and pineapple juice.

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