Italian Sausage Spiced Ribs

Italian Sausage X Smoked Ribs? Yes, please! This recipe for Italian Sausage Spiced Ribs popped up in my YouTube feed and immediately piqued my interest. It sounded delicious, so I have to give it a go.

Gather the ingredients.

Let’s go to work.

  1. Mix salt and pink salt and make sure they are combined.
  2. Cut the rack in half to fit inside the smoker, and season each half evenly. The pink salt is optional but is essential to creating a “smoke ring.”
  3. Let the ribs rest in the salt brine for about 10 minutes.
  4. Combine honey, liquid smoke, and red pepper flakes in a saucepan on medium heat and mix well.
  5. Once the glaze is heated through and well combined, mop the ribs all over with it.
  6. Place the ribs in the smoker and set it to “Combo” smoke for five hours.
  7. Leave the ribs open for the first 3 hours, then wrap in butcher paper for the last 2 hours.
  8. Remove the ribs from the smoker and mop again with more of the glaze.
  9. Use a spice grinder or mortar and pestle to reduce the fennel seeds to a fine grind.
  10. Combine all the spices in a shaker, mix well, then dust the ribs all over, being sure to get it in all the cracks and crevices.
  11. Preheat the Ninja Foodi Grill to “Air Fry” at 400 °F; however, you can also do this in the oven under the broiler.
  12. Set the ribs in the air fry basket, and let them crisp up until they develop a beautiful bark, about 5–10 minutes.
  13. ‘Nuff said! Pull those Italian Sausage Spiced Ribs out of the Foodi/oven, let them rest for a few minutes, then cut them up and enjoy!
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