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Crown Rack of Ribs

Crown Rack of Ribs are pork ribs, seasoned, smoked, stuffed with potatoes and topped with beer cheese!
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time5 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People
Author: Jeremy Whitelaw


  • Rack of St Louis style pork ribs
  • Honey Mustard IPA Rub
  • 2 lbs new potatoes
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp beef tallow
  • Scallions
  • Fried Onions

Beer Cheese

  • ¼ cup AP Flour
  • ¼ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Guinness Beer
  • Honey Mustard IPA Rub
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese



  • Pre hear smoker to 275 Degrees.
  • Prep ribs by removing the membrane on the back of the ribs. Arrange ribs in a crown shape and truss with butchers twine. Season generously with OTFC Honey Mustard IPA Rub.
  • Place ribs on the smoker, indirect heat, with a water pan. These ribs aren’t going to be wrapped, so the water pan will keep them from getting dried out.
  • Smoke for 3-4 hours, until probe tender. Remove from heat and let rest.


  • While ribs are cooking. Place Potatoes, tallow, salt, and pepper in a cast iron pan. Roast potatoes on the smoker until tender. This should take about 1.5 hours. It’s easy to test tenderness with a toothpick.

Beer Cheese:

  • After ribs are off the smoker heat a 10” cast iron skillet over medium heat. Melt butter in pan and whisk in the flour. Cook the roux until a medium brown color is achieved, 3-5 min.
  • Lower heat and slowly whisk in the milk and beer. Cook until the mixture slightly thickens and is smooth, whisking occasionally. Another 3-5 min.
  • Remove pan from the heat and slowly add in the cheese, stirring continuously. If the pan is too hot or the cheese is added too fast, the sauce may break.
  • Sauce can be kept warm over very low heat, stirring occasionally.


  • Place Rib crown on a serving platter. Fill center with roasted potatoes and cover with beer cheese. Top with sliced scallions and crispy fried onions.



Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 3897mg | Potassium: 1142mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 522mg | Iron: 3mg