Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Sweet, smoky with a little tang is what you'll find when these baby back ribs come off the grill. Go ahead... give this recipe a try and it'll be one you'll end up repeating as your go-to rib recipe.Marinade: 8 hrs
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 6 hrs
- 2 Racks of baby back ribs
- ¼ cup of BBQ Rub
- ¼ Cup dijon or yellow mustard
- ¼ cup apple juice
- Your favorite BBQ sauce
Preparation: *Prep your ribs the night before for the best flavor... you can thank us later
- Remove the membrane from the underside of the ribs by making a light slice lengthwise down the middle of the rack, then using a butter knife to pry under the membrane and pull it off.
- Lightly slather the ribs on both the top (meaty side) and bottom (bone side) with mustard, then spread your rub evenly over the top and bottom of the ribs.
- Tightly wrap the ribs in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- When ready to cook, start your grill and set to 225-degrees.
- Unwrap your ribs and place bone side down on your grill grates and close the lid.
- After 3 hours on the grill, remove the ribs and wrap each rack in foil. For added sweetness and tenderness, add 1/8 cup of Apple Juice to the foil pouch you’ve created. Place the foil wrapped ribs back on the grill for 2 more hours.
- Remove the ribs from the grill and remove the foil.
- Increase the temperature of your grill to 350 o and lace the ribs back on the grill, bone side down.
- Slather on a light layer of your favorite BBQ sauce every 15 minutes over the last 1 hour of cooking
- Remove from the grill, slice each rib between the bones and serve!
Alternative Smoke ‘Ems™ Preparation:
- On one side of the grill, turn on the burner or fire up your charcoal and place the Smoke ‘Ems packet directly over the heat until it starts smoking.
- Place the meat on the other side of the grill (indirect cooking) and smoke the ribs until the Smoke ‘Ems has stopped smoking. Note: For more smoke flavor, you can use a second Smoke ‘Ems after the first has been used.
- Remove the ribs from the grill, and wrap in foil. For added flavor, add margarine, honey, and a spritz of apple juice to the ribs before closing the foil.
- Cook in the oven at 300° for 3 hours or until the meat is pulling back from the bones.