Sweet Honey Lime Smoked Ribs are juicy, succulent, and so flavorful. These sweet smoked spare ribs are perfect for your next summer BBQ! #MakeYourMark
Disclosure: This post for Sweet Honey Lime Smoked Ribs has been compensated by Sam’s Club. As always all opinions are mine alone.
My summers are always busy with family celebrations. Between my little family of 4 and my extended family, we have 5 birthdays and 2 wedding anniversaries to celebrate in the month of July. Basically, this means we party ALL. MONTH. LONG.
Now that it’s officially summer, that means 3 things for our family celebrations:
- Good food.
- Great company.
- And we’re grillin’!
Recently, I hosted a round of birthday celebrations, and I did my one-stop-shopping at Sam’s Club. Their Member’s Mark private label brand has been newly reinvented and expanded over the last year. They’ve added 300 new items, and the quality of products is impressive. They’ve worked with food scientists and product developers who traveled the world to source the best ingredients, and it shows! All of the Member’s Mark products that I have tried rival those of top national brands!
For the birthday celebrations I hosted, I opted for a nacho bar, salad bar, and sweet smoked spareribs. I found everything that I needed at Sam’s Club, including the super cute birthday cake! Mostly everything was from the Member’s Mark line—even the paper products and plastic cutlery! Not only has the Member’s Mark Line been reinvented, but the packaging has, too! I happily kept some of the items in their packaging for my BBQ spread; I found that it spiced up the décor a bit!
You’ll definitely want to stop by Sam’s Club or SamsClub.com to shop for your next BBQ or for this Sweet Smoked Ribs recipe!
While browsing the meat department at Sam’s club, the large packages of Member’s Mark spare ribs jumped out at me, and I knew they had to be the centerpiece of the family celebration. I decide to do something a little different with the ribs, and I made Honey-Lime Sweet Smoked Ribs. The results were amazing!
As for the rest of the meal, I let Sam’s Club do the rest for me! Instead of spending the afternoon in the kitchen, I was able to spend more time with family celebrating.
Sam’s Club can help you save even more time by utilizing their Scan & Go app! When shopping at Sam’s Club, simply scan barcodes of items you add to your cart. Check out and pay on the app, skipping the line completely!
Sam’s has also implemented Club Pickup. It allows members to order thousands of items – from paper plates to fresh produce to printer ink – and have them ready for pick up at all U.S. Sam’s Club locations at no additional cost!
Now back to smoking ribs…
Cook’s Note – Sweet Smoked Spareribs:
- To achieve moist, tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs, it’s really important to plan ahead and allow yourself time to cook these smoked ribs “low and slow”.
- For this Smoked Sweet Ribs recipe, I like using either apple or cherry wood chips or pellets. I find they complement the ribs nicely.
- 2 large racks Member’s Mark spareribs (about 5 pounds each)
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 2 Tablespoons paprika
- 2 Tablespoons freshly-grated lime zest, from 2 limes
- 2 Tablespoons salt
- 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 large lime, cut in half
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- ½ cup lime juice
- PREPARE RIBS: In medium bowl, combine sugar chili powder, paprika, lime zest, salt and cumin. Transfer ribs to 2 large, rimmed baking sheets, and rub ribs all over with the cut sides of the lime. Rub spice blend all over both sides of ribs, and cover baking sheets with foil. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
- PREPARE FOR SMOKING: If you’re using wood chips, soak wood chips in water 1 hour before smoking. If using wood pellets, skip this step. When ready, fill smoker box with wood chips or pellets.
- minutes before smoking, remove ribs from refrigerator and preheat smoker to 250 degrees F.
- Meanwhile, combine honey, barbecue sauce, and lime juice in small bowl; set aside.
- Once smoker reaches 250 degrees F, lightly oil grates, and place the ribs (meat-side up) on grill. Brush ribs with honey mixture, and close grill and smoke 1 hour.
- Flip ribs so they’re meat-side down and brush with honey mixture. If needed, replenish smoker box with more wood chips/pellets. Close grill and smoke 30 minutes. Repeat this process every 30 minutes for a total or 2 ½ more hours. Ribs will be done when the meat starts to shrink away from the bones, and they’re dark brown and tender.
- Remove ribs, and tent with foil. Let ribs rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.