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Cajun Pork Riblets

Cajun Pork Riblets

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours
Servings: 6 People


  • 3 pounds pork riblets
  • 1 large disposable aluminum pan
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • For rub:
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce


  • Prepare your grill for 225 degrees F.
  • Season your riblets with rub and place them into your grill. Close the lid and let them go for 1 1/2-2 hours over low heat or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
  • Place the riblets into the disposable aluminum pan, pour apple juice over top, cover pan with aluminum foil, and place back into the grill for another hour.
  • Remove riblets from the grill and increase heat to 350 degrees. Place riblets right onto the grates, and brush on the BBQ sauce, every 10-15 minutes. Try to get at least three coats on. Adjust heat as needed. 
  • Once the sauce has had a chance to set up, the riblets are done. Remove, place into a clean cutting board. Let them rest for about 10 minutes, then cut into individual pieces and serve.


Image by: Sabrina Baksh