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Simple Smoked Ribs

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

4 Hours




Simplify cooking ribs with Traeger’s simple smoked ribs recipe. These easy-to-make ribs start by smoking low n' slow, then get wrapped in foil and smothered in BBQ sauce for the perfect finish.


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Units of Measurement:


  • 3 Rack baby back ribs

  • 3/4 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 3/4 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce


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  • 1

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


    • 3 Rack baby back ribs

  • 2

    Season both sides of ribs with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, about 1/4 cup per rack.


    • 3/4 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 4

    Place ribs on the grill and smoke for 3 to 4 hours.

    Grill180 ˚F

    Probe160 ˚F

  • 5

    When the internal temperature registers between 160℉ to 165℉, remove ribs from the grill and increase Traeger temperature to 350℉.

    Grill350 ˚F

  • 6

    Place about 1/4 cup of Traeger ‘Que BBQ Sauce on a large sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil, then place a rack of ribs meat-side down on top and wrap tightly. Repeat with each rack.


    • 3/4 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 7

    Place the wrapped ribs back on the grill and cook for 45 minutes, or until internal temperature registers 204°F.

    Grill350 ˚F

    Probe204 ˚F

  • 8

    Remove from grill and let rest 20 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

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