• Sweet n' Smoky Barbecued Ribs
 
  • Sweet n' Smoky Barbecued Ribs
 

Sweet n' Smoky Barbecued Ribs

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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time5 hrs
  • Serves6 - 8
  • HardwoodHickory

Make your house the Rib Crib with thse Smoky Sweet BBQ Ribs. These babies are soaked in apple juice, slathered in spices, and sopped with BBQ sauce for a caramelized tang with heated undertones of spice. Traeger ribs may cause extreme satisfaction.

Ingredients

Pork Spare Ribs2 racks, 2 1/2 - 3-lbs. each
Apple Juice or Cider4-6 cups
Traeger Sweet Rub2 Tbsp.
Traeger Regular BBQ Sauce2 cups
Brown Sugar1/4 cup

Preparation

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

Lay the ribs in a baking dish and pour the apple juice over them, turning to coat. (Use as much apple juice as you need to submerge the meaty side of the ribs.) Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, or overnight. Remove the ribs from the apple juice. Reserve the apple juice. Sprinkle the ribs on all sides with the Traeger Sweet Rub, rubbing it in with your fingertips.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 225F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the apple juice to a saucepan and place in a corner of the grill grate. (The juice will keep the cooking environment moist.)

Arrange the ribs, bone side down, directly on the grill grate. Cook for 4 to 5 hours, or until a skewer or paring knife inserted between the bones goes in easily.

Meanwhile, combine the barbecue sauce and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Generously brush the ribs on all sides with the barbecue sauce the last hour of cooking. If you like your ribs saucy, reapply the barbecue sauce just before serving.

Using a sharp knife, cut the slabs into individual ribs. Serve any remaining sauce on the side.

  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time5 hrs
  • Serves6 - 8
  • HardwoodHickory