Twisted Peach Tea Back Ribs

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus overnight marinade
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Serves: 2 to 4


  • 2 racks Smithfield® Back Ribs, cut in half
  • 3 to 4 (12-oz.) cans Twisted Tea® Original Hard Iced Tea, divided
  • 2 (18-oz.) jars peach preserves, divided
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • Hot BBQ seasoning blend
  • 1 handful peach or apple wood chips for smoking, soaked in water and drained (optional)


  1. Set aside 3/4 cup tea and 1 cup peach preserves.
  2. To make marinade, combine remaining peach preserves and 1 can tea in blender. Pulse to puree peach pieces. Stir in 1 1/2 cans of tea. Place ribs in 2-gallon food storage bag and pour marinade over them. Add remaining can of twisted tea, if needed, to cover ribs. Seal bag, place in pan and refrigerate overnight.
  3. To make BBQ sauce, combine reserved 3/4 cup tea and 1 cup peach preserves in saucepan. Boil over high heat for 3 minutes. Break larger pieces of peach apart with spoon while boiling. Remove from heat; stir in BBQ sauce. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Heat grill/smoker for indirect cooking at 275°. Add wood for smoking, if using. Remove ribs from marinade and season with hot BBQ seasoning blend.
  5. Place ribs, meaty side up, on grill/smoker; cook for 3 to 4 hours, until very tender. Brush with peach BBQ sauce and cook 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce is set. Serve with remaining sauce.