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Smoked Dry Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

5 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

Smoke and spice make for a winning baby back combo. These pork baby back ribs are seasoned with a sweet and spicy rub, smoked over rich hickory wood and set with our smokin' Traeger 'Que BBQ sauce.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

Rub

  • 1/4 Cup dark brown sugar

  • 1/4 Cup sea salt

  • 1/4 Cup pimentón (Spanish smoked paprika)

  • 2 Tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 2 Teaspoon granulated onion

  • 2 Teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg

main

  • 4 Rack (8-10 lb total) baby back ribs

  • 2 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

Steps

  • 1

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

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 Cup dark brown sugar

    • 1/4 Cup sea salt

    • 1/4 Cup pimentón (Spanish smoked paprika)

    • 2 Tablespoon ground black pepper

    • 2 Teaspoon granulated onion

    • 2 Teaspoon granulated garlic

    • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin

    • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

    • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2

    Make the rub: In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, salt, pimentón, pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    Ingredients

    • 4 Rack (8-10 lb total) baby back ribs

  • 3

    If your butcher has not already done so, remove the thin membrane from the bone-side of the ribs by working the tip of a paring or butter knife underneath the membrane over a middle bone. Use paper towels to get a firm grip, then pull the membrane off.
  • 4

    Sprinkle the rub over both sides of the ribs, about 1 1/2 tablespoons per side.

    Grill250 ˚F

  • 5

    Insert the probe into the center of a rack of ribs, avoiding the bones. Place the ribs, bone-side down, directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke the ribs the internal temperature reaches 203°F and the ribs are browned and very tender.

    Grill250 ˚F

    Probe203 ˚F

  • 6

    Remove the ribs from the grill. Increase the Traeger temperature of the 375°F.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 7

    Brush the ribs with Traeger ’Que BBQ Sauce on both sides. When the grill is hot, return the ribs to the grill, close the lid, and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the sauce has set.

    Grill375 ˚F

  • 8

    Remove the ribs from the grill. Cut each rack into halves or individual ribs. Enjoy!

    Grill375 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 9

    Cut each rack into halves or individual ribs for serving. Enjoy!

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