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Spare Ribs With Spicy Mandarin Glaze

Spare Ribs With Spicy Mandarin Glaze

By Traeger Kitchen

We added some Asian flair to the popular 3-2-1 method. These ribs have great flavor that packs a punch.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

5 Hr




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
3 Large racks spare ribs, membrane removed
3 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Cup honey
1 1/2 Cup dark brown sugar
As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
24 Ounce Dr. Pepper
1 1/2 Cup mandarin orange sauce
1 Teaspoon sesame oil
1 Teaspoon soy sauce
1 Teaspoon garlic powder


  • 1

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

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 2

    In a small bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce and yellow mustard. Rub both sides of the ribs with the Worcestershire and mustard mixture. Place directly on the grill grate and smoke for 3 hours.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C


    Super Smoke

  • 3

    Remove ribs from Traeger and place in an aluminum foil pan. Pour honey over the ribs then sprinkle with brown sugar and Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub. Pour Dr. Pepper over the ribs. Cover with foil and increase Traeger temperature to 275°F. Cook ribs for 2 hours.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C


    Super Smoke

  • 4

    Remove foil pan from grill. Increase Traeger temperature to 450°F. In a separate bowl, mix together the mandarin sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Remove ribs from the foil pan and brush glaze on ribs. Place ribs meat-side down directly on the grill grate for 8 to 10 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 5

    Remove ribs from the Traeger. Enjoy!

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