Johnny Trigg Method for Barbecued Pork Ribs

BBQ Ribs
BBQ Ribs

Johnny Trigg Method for Barbecued Pork Ribs

Johnny Trigg is an American celebrity chef and competitor on the competitive barbecue circuit. He is a two time Grand Champion of the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational and has appeared on TLC reality television show BBQ Pitmasters. He also has a method for cooking ribs that he has now made public and here it is. Rub and BBQ sauce are still his secret so you will have to use what works for you.
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CourseMain Course
Keywordjohnny trigg, spare ribs
Prep Time2 hours
Cook Time5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time7 hours 30 minutes


Cook Preparation

  • Rinse ribs thoroughly. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. I use a Paper towel to grip the membrane for removal. I put a light coat of Garlic powder on the ribs and then apply a generous amount of Killer Hog Rub. If you have the time let the rub sit on the ribs for at least two hours. Preheat smoker to 225-230 degrees. Smoke ribs for 3 hours. Mist ribs with apple juice hourly. After 3 hours, remove ribs from the smoker.

Foil Ribs

  • Lay down some heavy duty foil. This is important for normal foil is going to tear and you will end up with dry ribs and a real messy smoker or grill that you will have to clean. Most markets do not carry the heavy duty foil. Click on the Heavy Duty Foil in the ingredients above if you want to buy it from Amazon.
  • Squeeze on about 3 to 4 Tbsp of Parkay. Use Parkay and not butter as Parkay will not burn like butter will. Sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar over the Parkay. Squeeze on the Agave Nectar or Honey back and forth until ribs are covered evenly. Now pour on about 1 oz of Tiger sauce.
  • Make sure that you mix all the ingredients together with your fingers so that is a thick sauce and cover the top and back of the ribs. Once this is done wrap the foil tightly around the rack of ribs. Place the foiled ribs back on your smoker and cook for 2 more hours.

Finishing Ribs

  • After 2 hours, remove the foil from the ribs and place them back in the smoker. I like to mop my favorite sauce at this point. Mop them front and back. Cook ribs for another 30 minutes to 1 hour until done. A good indicator for doneness is if the meat starts to tear when you bend the rack of ribs slightly as you pick them up.



Calories: 669kcal