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Spicy St. Louis
Dry-Rubbed Ribs

Difficulty 2/5
Prep time 15 mins

Cook time 4.5 hrs
Serves 4-6

Hardwood Hickory

Looking for a rack that packs some heat? These ribs are rubbed with a mix of flavor-packed seasonings then smoked on the Traeger over hickory hardwood.



2 racks Spare Ribs

2 cups Apple Juice

Dry Rub

1/4 cup Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika

1/2 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 Tbsp Garlic Salt

1 Tbsp Onion Powder

1 Tbsp Cumin

1 tsp Ground Coriander


When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. 

Mix all rub ingredients together. Rub the ribs generously on all sides of ribs.

Place ribs on grill and smoke for 2 hours. Remove from grill and wrap ribs in a double layer of foil. Pour apple juice into the foil pack over the ribs.

Return ribs to the grill and cook for 2 more hours.

Remove ribs from grill and serve, or brush with sauce of choice and cook for 15 to 20 minutes longer allowing sauce to set. Enjoy!

*Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures.

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