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Competition Style BBQ Pork Ribs

Competition Style BBQ Pork Ribs

By Traeger Kitchen

These pork ribs are blue ribbon worthy. Competition-style pork ribs are seasoned and smoked with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, doused with a brown sugar and butter mixture, wrapped, and then grilled for a smokin' finish.

Prep Time

30 Min

Cook Time

5 Hr

Pellets

Cherry

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

6

Units of Measurement:
main
2 Rack St. Louis-style ribs
1 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
2 Tablespoon brown sugar
4 Tablespoon (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
4 Tablespoon agave
1 Bottle Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce
This recipe serves:

6

Units of Measurement:
main
2 Rack St. Louis-style ribs
1 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
2 Tablespoon brown sugar
4 Tablespoon (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
4 Tablespoon agave
1 Bottle Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

Steps

  • 1

    Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. Season with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub on both sides. Let the ribs rest for 15-20 minutes.

  • 2

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

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 3

    Place ribs on the grill, bone-side down, and cook for 3 hours.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    03:00

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    While the ribs are cooking, prepare the brown sugar wrap. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, butter, and agave. Spread half of the mixture on each of two double-layered sheets of aluminum foil, approximately the same size and shape of the racks of ribs.

  • 5

    After 3 hours, remove the ribs from the grill and place each rack, meat-side down, on a foil pack. Wrap tightly. Increase the Traeger temperature to 250°F and place the wrapped ribs, meat-side down, on the grill. Insert the probe into the center of a rack of ribs, avoiding the bones. Close the lid and grill until the internal temperature reaches 204°F, about 1 1/2-2 hours.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

    204 ˚F / 96 ˚C

    02:00

    Super Smoke

  • 6

    Remove ribs from the grill and unwrap the foil packets. Place unwrapped the ribs back on the grill grates, close the lid, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the grill and brush both sides with Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce, then return to the grill, close the lid, and cook for 10 minutes more. Slice between the bones into individual ribs and serve. Enjoy!

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

    00:20

    Super Smoke

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