Tired of the same thing every Easter? Truth is that Easter is an exciting day to celebrate with family and friends! So why shouldn’t the food also be exciting? This year, instead of doing your traditional meal try my new Easter BBQ Lamb Ribs recipes.


Lamb has always been a staple-piece of Easter. From rack of lamb to leg roasts, we all love the flavor and taste of quality American lamb. Lamb ribs, however, might be something you have never had! These succulent and delicious ribs are full of amazing flavor that will melt in your mouth as you eat them.


First, you will lather these ribs in spices, then you will place them on the grill for a couple of hours. This will give you plenty of time to cook all the other dishes for your Easter party. Last, you will doss them in BBQ sauce and place them back on the smoker to caramelize. Serve these with a plate of fresh veggies, rice, & beans for a perfect holiday meal.


Don’t forget to find a local butcher that sells American lamb!


Need more info? Check out my 3 tips to making these ribs perfect below!


 Serving up that delicious meal! Serving up that delicious meal!


3 Tips for the BBQ Lamb Ribs


Tip #1: Use all of the spices including the mustard!


These ribs are packed full of flavor. Make sure to use all the spices so that you really bring out that amazing American lamb. The spices that I list below are perfect compliments to BBQing the ribs. The mustard is also a great substitute for olive oil as it will hold the spices in place plus add a lot of flavor!


Tip #2: Keep that smoker between 225-250F


Lamb ribs have a lot of fat on the top layer. This means that as you cook them then they will have the fat gradually seep into the meat. This is where you get that nice and tender image of ribs in your mind. Keeping that grill hot will make sure that the fat breaks down easily while not too quickly!


Tip #3: Caramelize the BBQ sauce at the end.


The ribs will be pretty much ready to eat when you pull them off the grill the first time. Once you lather them with BBQ sauce, do not be tempted to eat! Throw them back on the grill to caramelize that BBQ sauce for an amazing crust. You will be happy I told you this!



 Lamb ribs hanging and smoking. Lamb ribs hanging and smoking.  Sauced up! Sauced up!  Look at that smoke ring! Look at that smoke ring!  Ready to share! Ready to share! Time to eat!


delicious bbq lamb ribs

BBQ Lamb Ribs

Slowly roasted BBQ Lamb Ribs for Easter! Cannot be beaten.
Author:Derek Wolf
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 2-3 lbs American Lamb Ribs
  • 2 cup of apple cider
  • 1/2 cup of mustard
  • 4 tbsp of paprika
  • 4 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp of onion powder
  • 4 tbsp of sea salt
  • 4 tbsp of black pepper
  • 3 tbsp of cumin
  • 2 tbsp of oregano
  • 1 bottle of Cowboy Charcoal BBQ Sauce


  • In your smoker, build up heat until you reach an even 225-250F. NOTE: I recommend adding cherry wood chips for a subtle smoky flavor.
  • Lather the ribs with mustard first, then season with all the spices listed above (except BBQ sauce). Make sure to season thoroughly.
  • Place ribs on smoker for indirect cooking for 3.5 hours. Make sure to spray ribs with apple cider every 30 minutes to make sure they stay tender and juicy.
  • Pull ribs  off grill and lather with BBQ sauce. Place ribs back on grill over a medium heat for another 30 min to caramelize the sauce.
  • Slice ribs, serve and enjoy your adventurous Easter meal!


Equipment: Smoker,  Gloves, Tin Foil, Cutting Board, & a Knife.


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Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

5 from 1 vote

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  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  2. 5 stars
    Really great rub for lamb, I did 3 1/2 hours on the big green egg, then wrapped them in butcher paper for another hour. Let them rest about a half hour and basted with sauce, back on the grill. Soooo good