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Smoked Spare Ribs

Smoked Spare Ribs

By Traeger Kitchen

As if smoked spare ribs weren't hearty enough, adding a heaping helping of spices will thrill your eaters. Infused with rich smoky flavor, these Traeger spare ribs can be brined in apple juice, cider, or beer to enhance their flavor and tenderness. Fire these up for your next neighborhood gathering.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

4 Hr

Pellets

Apple

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

8

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Units of Measurement:
main
2 (3 lb) racks of pork spare ribs, trimmed
3 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
1 Cup apple juice, cider or beer
8 Ounce Traeger BBQ Sauce of choice
This recipe serves:

8

Activating this element will cause content on the page to be updated.
Units of Measurement:
main
2 (3 lb) racks of pork spare ribs, trimmed
3 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
1 Cup apple juice, cider or beer
8 Ounce Traeger BBQ Sauce of choice

Steps

  • 1

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

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 2

    If your butcher hasn't done so already, remove the membrane from the back of the ribs and trim off any excess fat. Season the ribs on all sides with Traeger Pork & Poultry rub.

  • 3

    Insert the probe into the middle of a rack of ribs, avoiding the bones. Arrange the ribs directly on the grill grates, bone-side down, close the lid and cook until the internal temperature reaches 203°F, 3-4 hours. Add the apple juice to a spray bottle and spritz the ribs after 1 hour of cooking and every hour thereafter.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

    203 ˚F / 95 ˚C

    03:00

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    Brush the ribs on both sides with the Traeger BBQ Sauce. Return the pork spare ribs to the grill and cook until the sauce has set, another 30-60 minutes.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

    01:00

    Super Smoke

  • 5

    To serve, cut each slab in half or into individual ribs. Serve with more BBQ sauce on the side. Enjoy!

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