Cooking Corner: Oklahoma Joe's Rib Tips

Tuesday, September 28th 2021, 2:31 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Today at the Cooking Corner, Joe Davidson of Oklahoma Joe's Barbeque shows us how to make rib tips.

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8 Rib Tips cut from Pork Spare Ribs7-ounce bottle of Oklahoma Joe’s Hog RubOklahoma Joe’s Original BBQ Sauce 


  1. Fire up your Grill/Smoker as per the instructions in the manual. 

  1. Make sure to build the fire next to one side of the grill, or in the Firebox so that you cook with indirect heat.

  1. Liberally apply Hog Rub seasoning on Rib Tops.

  1. Once charcoal is ready to cook on, add a few wood chunks to the fire.

  1. Cook Ribs (unwrapped) at 275ºF  using indirect heat and smoke for 2 hours flipping once. Make sure ribs are positioned away from the coal bed, near the smoke stack. Add charcoal and wood as needed to maintain cooking temperature.

  1. After ribs have cooked 2 hours, wrap ribs tips in foil. 

  1. Continue to cook for approximately 1.5 hours at 275 degrees until ribs have reached an internal meat temperature of 190 or above. This will really make the ribs tender.

  1. Remove from cooker and baste with BBQ Sauce.

  1. Now place ribs over the fire and sear the sauce on the rib tips to caramelize the sauce on them,

  1. Pull rib tips from cooker and serve with your favorite side dishes.

Total cooking time: 3.5 hours

Recommended wood(s): Pecan, Hickory, or Oak

Serves 6-8