Great Odds Rib Mop Recipe

Rib mop
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 2 cups (14 servings)
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

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

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

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 11
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 27 mg
Carbohydrates 2 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)