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BBQ Spare Ribs with Classic Wedge Salad

Traeger Kitchen


BBQ Spare Ribs with Classic Wedge Salad

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

4

Hours

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

Nothing says summer like ribs. Hot and tender BBQ spare ribs sauced with Sweet & Heat and paired with a classic wedge topped with a creamy dressing, bacon and chives.

Ingredients

  • 1 Rack St. Louis-style ribs, membrane removed

  • 3 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • As Needed apple juice

  • As Needed Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

  • 3333333333333333/10000000000000000 Cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 Cup sour cream

  • 3 Tablespoon milk

  • 2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper

  • 1 Head iceberg lettuce

  • 12 Ounce cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 4 Slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • 1/2 Tablespoon chives, chopped

Steps

  • 1

    Season all sides of the ribs with Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub.
  • 2

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill and set the temperature to 250 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 3

    Place ribs directly on the grill grate meat side up or in the Traeger rib rack with the bones leaning against the rack. Cook for 3 hours.
  • 4

    After the first hour, spray the ribs with the apple juice. Spray every hour after that with apple juice.
  • 5

    After cooking for 3-4 hours, brush the ribs on all sides with Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ sauce. Return to the grill for 30 minutes to an hour to "tighten" the sauce. After sauce has tightened, remove from grill.
  • 6

    For the dressing: Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, vinegar, salt, and pepper together in bowl until combined.
  • 7

    Remove core from head of lettuce and slice into wedges. Place wedges on plate and top with dressing, onion, and tomatoes. Crumble bacon over top and sprinkle with chives.
  • 8

    Slice rib rack into individual ribs and serve with wedge salad. Enjoy!