Wood Pellet Pork BBQ Ribs are amazing. I am so excited to get cooking on the Traeger, mostly because I do the food prep and my husband cooks. I don’t know about you, but we are so happy to start cooking more outside. 

The heat is starting to rise outside and we will be using our wood pellet grill more. It is something that my husband and I can team work, and it doesn’t have to be perfect, but it tastes perfectly amazing. 

We hope that you will take time out to try this amazing recipe.

Wood Pellet grills have become so popular in the last couple of years, and we are truly learning to enjoy ours. Wood Pellet Pork BBQ Ribs are a great recipe to try out, mostly because it is so simple and one cannot go wrong making ribs. Everyone loves ribs.

 

Wood Pellet Pork BBQ Ribs

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Wood Pellet Pork BBQ Ribs?

Ribs:

  • Baby back pork ribs
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Brown sugar
  • Olive oil

Sauce:

  • Barbecue sauce
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper; can use chili powder
  • Garlic clove
  • Worcestershire sauce

 

How Do I Make Wood Pellet Pork BBQ Ribs?

Ribs:

  • Preheat the wood pellet grill to 180 degrees.
  • Remove the membrane that covers the underside or bone part of the ribs.
  • Place a piece of foil onto a large baking sheet or cookie sheet.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder and brown sugar.
  • Rub the ribs with olive oil, then cover both sides of the ribs with seasonings.
  • Place the ribs onto the wood pellet grill and cook for 2 1/2 – 3 hours.

 

Sauce:

  • While the ribs are cooking, combine the BBQ sauce, salt, Cayenne pepper, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Put sauce onto the ribs, (we usually just do the top), and increase the Traeger temperature to 225 degrees, cover with foil and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Let the ribs sit for 5-7 minutes, allowing the juices to moisten the meat.

 

 

Tips and Tricks for Wood Pellet Pork BBQ Ribs:

  • After you put the sauce on the ribs, be sure to watch the ribs so that they do not over cook, or if you are not experienced with the wood pellet grill, put the ribs in the oven and broil them for 5 minutes on the second rack down to give them that amazing glazing and a crispier texture. 
  • Also you can use the Saint Louis ribs; they have just a little more meat on them and they are very good.
  • Serve the ribs with easy baked beans and a nice baked potato.
  • My husband calls these ribs the 3-2-1 method. Cook them for 3 hours, add the sauce and cook for 2 hours with the foil on, remove the foil and cook for an additional 1 hour without the foil for caramelizing.
  • If you are in a hurry the last step can be done in the oven with the broiler for 5-7 minutes on the second from the top rack.

 

 

More Fun Main Recipes:

Mountain Man Crock Pot Breakfast

Hamburger Hobo Dinners

Shish Kabobs

Italian Chicken Foil Packets

Easy Frito Casserole

 

Yield: 6 people

Wood Pellet Pork BBQ Ribs

Wood Pellet Pork BBQ Ribs

Wood Pellet BBQ Pork Ribs are the perfect meat for those weekend get togethers, or even just for an amazing dinner.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

Ribs:

  • 3-4 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoon olive oil

Sauce:

  • 1 (19 ounce) bottle of barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper; can use chili powder
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the wood pellet grill to 180 degrees while preparing the ribs.
  2. If your butcher didn't already remove the membrane that covers the underside or bone part of the ribs, remove them.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder and brown sugar.
  4. Rub the ribs with olive oil, then cover both sides of the ribs with seasonings.
  5. Place the ribs bone down, directly onto the grill and cook for 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
  6. While the ribs are cooking, combine the BBQ sauce, salt, Cayenne pepper, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.
  7. Place a large piece of aluminium foil onto a cookie sheet; take the ribs from the grill and place on the foil. Brush a generous layer of the sauce onto the ribs, (we usually just do the top). While wrapping the ribs in foil, increase the temp of the grill to 225 degrees. Cover the ribs with foil, sealing the edges to keep the moisture in and cook for another 2 hours.
  8. Then carefully remove the ribs from the foil and place directly on the grill, still bone side down, brush on another layer of sauce, and let them cook for another 45 - 60 minutes until the sauce tightens up and the meat is clearly separating from the bone.
  9. Remove ribs from the grill to your cutting board, let them rest for 8 - 10 minutes, allowing the juices to settle back into the meat.
  10. Cut the ribs apart between each bone, serve, enjoy.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 1332Total Fat 101gSaturated Fat 29gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 47gCholesterol 318mgSodium 1861mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 2gSugar 34gProtein 64g

 

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