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Smoked BBQ Ribs

Smoked BBQ Ribs

By Traeger Kitchen

Get the napkins out and fire up your Traeger. Smoky, saucy, and slightly sweet, these St. Louis-style ribs are a cut above the rest.

Prep Time

25 Minutes

Cook Time

5 Hours




Number of people serving


Units of measurement:
2 Rack St. Louis-style ribs
1/4 Cup Traeger Big Game Rub
1 Cup apple juice
Traeger BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    Pat ribs dry and peel the membrane from the back of the ribs.

    • 2 Rack St. Louis-style ribs

  • 2

    Apply an even coat of rub to the front, back and sides of the ribs. Let sit for 20 minutes and up to 4 hours if refrigerated.

    • 1/4 Cup Traeger Big Game Rub

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    Place ribs, bone side down on grill. Put apple juice in a spray bottle and spray the ribs after 1 hour of cooking. Spray every 45 minutes thereafter.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    201 ˚F / 94 ˚C

    • 1 Cup apple juice

  • 5

    After 4-1/2 hours, check the internal temperature of ribs. Ribs are done when internal temperature reaches 201℉. If not, check back in another 30 minutes.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    201 ˚F / 94 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 6

    Once ribs are done, brush a light layer of your favorite Traeger BBQ Sauce on the front and back of the ribs. Let the sauce set for 10 minutes. After the sauce has set, take ribs off the grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice ribs in between the bones and serve with extra sauce. Enjoy!

    •  Traeger BBQ Sauce

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