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Hot & Fast Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

3 Hours




Don't have time to wait around on ribs? These hot & fast baby backs are the answer. Pork and Poultry Rub-seasoned pork ribs are given an apple juice spritz and cooked over cherry wood for some deep flavor and rich color.


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Units of Measurement:


  • 3 Rack baby back ribs

  • Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 2 Cup apple juice


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 300°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill300 ˚F

  • 2

    Pull membrane from back of the ribs and trim any excess fat.


    • 3 Rack baby back ribs

  • 3

    Season front and back of ribs with the Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub. Let rest on counter for 10 minutes.

    Grill300 ˚F


    • As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 4

    Place ribs directly on the grill and cook for 30 minutes.

    Grill300 ˚F

  • 5

    While ribs cook, put apple juice in a spray bottle. Spray ribs with apple juice after the first 30 minutes of cooking and every 30 minutes after, about 2-1/2 hours.

    Grill300 ˚F

    Probe202 ˚F


    • 2 Cup apple juice

  • 6

    Check the internal temperature of the ribs. The desired temperature is 202℉. If the desired temperature has not been reached, check every 20 minutes until it comes to temperature.

    Grill300 ˚F

    Probe202 ˚F

  • 7

    Remove ribs from grill and let rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

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