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St Louis Style BBQ Ribs with Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce

St Louis Style BBQ Ribs with Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce

By Traeger Kitchen

These aren't your average ribs on the block. These spares are seasoned with our savory Traeger rub, slow cooked with melted butter, caramelized brown sugar and finished with a little Texas heat for savory, sweet, and spice in a bite.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

5 Hours




Number of people serving


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Units of measurement:
3 Rack St. Louis-style ribs, membrane removed
4 Tablespoon Traeger Rub
6 Tablespoon butter
1 1/2 Cup brown sugar
1 1/2 Cup agave
1 1/2 Cup Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

  • 2

    Season ribs with Traeger rub and place directly on grill grate rib side down or in a Traeger rib rack with the bone resting on the rack. Cook for 3 hours.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C


  • 3

    Stack 2 pieces of tin foil on the table large enough to cover one rack of ribs. In the center of the foil place 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup agave. Place the rib rack meat side down on top of the brown sugar mixture and wrap tightly. Repeat with remaining 2 racks.

  • 4

    Place all ribs directly on the grill grate meat side down and cook an additional 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 203℉.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

    203 ˚F / 95 ˚C

  • 5

    Remove ribs from the grill and cover each rack with 1/2 cup Texas Spicy BBQ sauce.

  • 6

    Rewrap and return to grill an additional 10 minutes allowing sauce to thicken.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C


  • 7

    Remove ribs from the grill, slice and enjoy!

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