BBQ St Louis Style Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Amanda Haas


BBQ St Louis Style Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

5 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Apple

Amanda Haas’ BBQ Ribs and homemade BBQ Sauce are a straight-up, classic wood-fired rib recipe, that leaves you with sweet, sticky, fall-off-the-bone ribs.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 2 Rack (7 lb) St. Louis-style pork ribs, trimmed

  • 1/4 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 1/2 Cup apple juice

  • 1 Cup Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce

Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce
  • 2/3 Cup pineapple juice

  • 1/2 Cup water

  • 1/2 Cup ketchup

  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 2 Tablespoon tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 Teaspoon fennel seed

  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon granulated garlic

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Season the ribs on all sides with the Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub. Place the ribs on the grill grate and smoke, meat-side up for 3 hours.
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    Ingredients
    • 2 Rack (7 lb) St. Louis-style pork ribs, trimmed

    • 1/4 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 2

    After the ribs have smoked for 3 hours, transfer the ribs to a rimmed baking sheet. Increase the grill temperature to 225℉. Tear off three long sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Top with a rack of ribs, pulling up the sides to keep the liquid enclosed. Pour the apple juice over the ribs. Lay another piece of foil on top and tightly crimp the edges so there is no leakage. Repeat with the remaining rack of ribs, placing one last piece of foil on top and crimping all of the edges together to prevent leaking.
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    Ingredients
    • 1/2 Cup apple juice

  • 3

    Return the foiled ribs to the grill and cook for approximately 2 hours at 225℉.
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  • 4

    For the BBQ Sauce: Place all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk to combine. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, allowing the sauce to thicken until the desired consistency is reached, about 20 minutes. This yields about 1-1/2 cups BBQ sauce.
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    Ingredients
    • 2/3 Cup pineapple juice

    • 1/2 Cup water

    • 1/2 Cup ketchup

    • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar

    • 1/4 Cup brown sugar, firmly packed

    • 2 Tablespoon tamari or soy sauce

    • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika

    • 1 Teaspoon fennel seed

    • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

    • 1/2 Teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 5

    Carefully remove the foil from the ribs and brush the ribs on both sides with the BBQ sauce. Arrange the ribs directly on the grill grate and continue to grill until the sauce thickens on the ribs, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Cup Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce

  • 6

    Slice, and serve with additional sauce on the side. Enjoy!
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