Great Odds Rib Mop Recipe

Rib mop
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 14 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
11 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 14
Amount per serving
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 17mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This mop is your best odds to keeping pork ribs tender and moist during the smoking process. The herbs and spices will add flavor, but remember to apply the mop lightly so as not to wash off the rub.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (white)
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons mustard (dry)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon basil (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

  3. Apply to ribs while they are smoking in small amounts.

TIP: You don't want to wash the ribs down with the mop, but lightly apply to keep the surface moist and to layer on the flavor. 

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