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BBQ 3-2-1 St. Louis Ribs

Traeger Kitchen


BBQ 3-2-1 St. Louis Ribs

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

6

Hours

Serves

6 - 8

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What's this?

Ribs don't get much easier or tastier with our top Pitmaster's take on 3-2-1 ribs. This juicy method will win over your heart and your stomach. These pork ribs are rubbed with our signature Pork and Poultry seasoning and smoked for three hours, wrapped with brown sugar and honey for two, and given perfect color with a little Traeger BBQ glazing in the final hour.

Ingredients

  • 2 Rack St. Louis-style ribs

  • As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar, divided

  • 1/3 Cup honey, divided

  • 1 Cup Traeger BBQ Sauce

  • Traeger BBQ Sauce

Steps

  • 1

    If your butcher has not done so already, remove the thin silverskin membrane from the bone-side of the ribs by working the tip of a butter knife underneath the membrane over a middle bone. Use paper towels to get a firm grip, then tear the membrane off.
  • 2

    Season both sides of the ribs generously with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.
  • 3

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
  • 4

    Smoke the ribs, meat-side up for 3 hours. Transfer the ribs to a rimmed baking sheet and increase the grill temperature to 225℉. Preheat the grill with the lid closed.
  • 5

    Tear off four long sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Top with a rack of ribs. Sprinkle half the brown sugar on the rack then top with half the honey. Tightly wrap the ribs with the foil to create a leak-proof pouch. Repeat with remaining rack of ribs.
  • 6

    Return the foiled ribs to the grill, meat side down and cook for an additional two hours.
  • 7

    Carefully remove the foil from the ribs – watch out for hot steam – and brush the ribs on both sides with your favorite Traeger BBQ sauce. Discard the foil. Arrange the ribs directly on the grill grate, bone side down and continue to grill until the sauce tightens, about 30 minutes to 60 minutes more. Let the ribs rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!