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BBQ Quick Ribs

BBQ Quick Ribs

By Traeger Kitchen

Sweet and heat ribs made easy. This recipe is foolproof--simply sear the ribs, then lower the grill temp and cook for just over two hours. That’s all it takes for perfection.

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

3 Hr




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
3 Rack 1-3 racks baby back ribs
As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
1 Bottle Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    Lightly sprinkle Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub on all sides of ribs. Cover and refrigerate ribs overnight.

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 500 °F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 3

    Place ribs uncovered on the hot grill and cook for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 4

    Reduce grill temperature to 325℉ and continue to cook the ribs for 2 hours.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C


  • 5

    After 2 hours, check that the meat has pulled back from the end of the bones 1/4 to 1/2 inch, if it hasn’t pulled back enough, cook another 15 minutes and check again. Ribs are done when the internal temperature reaches 201℉.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C

    201 ˚F / 94 ˚C


  • 6

    When ribs are done, glaze with Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ sauce. Cook for 10 minutes longer for sauce to set.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C


  • 7

  • 8

    To serve, slice ribs between bones and serve with additional BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

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