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Fall-off-the-bone BBQ Ribs

Fall-off-the-bone BBQ Ribs

By Traeger Kitchen

Grab your rib bib & sink your meat tooth into these tender, sweet & spicy ribs. They smoke low & slow but are worth the wait.

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurment:
Rib Rub
2/3 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup paprika
1/3 Cup garlic powder
2 Tablespoon onion powder
2 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon freshly ground white pepper
1 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
4 Rack baby back ribs
1/2 Cup apple juice
1/2 Cup white grape juice
As Needed honey
As Needed Traeger BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    Combine all rub ingredients in mixing bowl, mix well. Sprinkle both sides of ribs liberally with rub.

    • 2/3 Cup brown sugar

    • 1/2 Cup paprika

    • 1/3 Cup garlic powder

    • 2 Tablespoon onion powder

    • 2 Tablespoon chili powder

    • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper

    • 1 Tablespoon ground black pepper

    • 1 Tablespoon freshly ground white pepper

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin

    • 4 Rack baby back ribs

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 275℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C

  • 3

    Place ribs on grill, close lid and cook for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the apple and grape juices in a small bowl and set aside.

    • 1/2 Cup apple juice

    • 1/2 Cup white grape juice

  • 4

    Remove the ribs from the grill and place them bone side down on a large sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil or a large disposable foil pan. Pour the juice mixture over the ribs.

  • 5

    Drizzle a generous amount of honey over each slab. Wrap up the ribs completely with the foil and seal the edges. Return the ribs to the grill and cook for 1 hour.

    • As Needed honey

  • 6

    Remove the ribs from the foil and place directly on the grill grate. Turn the temperature up to 350℉ and cook for 30 additional minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 7

    Slather the ribs with your favorite Traeger BBQ Sauce and cook for an additional 5 minutes to set the sauce. Remove the ribs to a cutting board. Slice into single serving size pieces and serve.

    • As Needed Traeger BBQ Sauce

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