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Fall-Off-The-Bone BBQ Ribs

Fall-Off-The-Bone BBQ Ribs

By Traeger Kitchen

Grab your rib bib & sink your teeth into these tender, sweet, and spicy ribs. They smoke low and slow, and are definitely worth the wait.

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

2 Hrs
30 Min




Number of People Serving


Units of Measurement:
2/3 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup paprika
1/3 Cup garlic powder
2 Tablespoon onion powder
2 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon ground white pepper
1 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
4 Rack baby back ribs
1/2 Cup apple juice
1/2 Cup white grape juice
As Needed honey
As Needed Traeger BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    Make the rub: In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cayenne, black pepper, white pepper, oregano, and cumin.

  • 2

    Make the ribs: Season both sides of each rack of ribs liberally with the rub

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 275℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C

  • 4

    Place the ribs, bone-side down, directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 45 minutes.

    245 ˚F / 118 ˚C


  • 5

    Meanwhile, combine the apple and grape juices in a spouted liquid measuring cup.

  • 6

    Remove the ribs from the grill and place bone-side down on a large sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil or in a large disposable foil pan. Pour the juice mixture over the ribs.

  • 7

    Drizzle a generous amount of honey over each rack. Wrap the ribs tightly in the foil. Return the ribs to the grill, close the lid, and cook for 1 hour.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C


  • 8

    Unwrap the ribs from the foil and place directly on the grill grates. Increase the Traeger temperature to 350℉, close the lid, and cook the ribs for 30 minutes more.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C


  • 9

    Generously brush the ribs with Traeger BBQ Sauce, then cook for 5 minutes more, until the sauce has set. Transfer the ribs to a cutting board. Cut between the bones into individual ribs and serve. Enjoy!

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C


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