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BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs

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5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 6 hours, 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs are juicy, tender, and fall-off-the-bone delicious. Rub a savory and sweet homemade seasoning on the ribs and smoke them low and slow. Then, coat them with barbecue sauce and put them straight on the grill to get sticky and caramelized. 

Go ahead. Lick your fingers. 

These delicious ribs will be a hit with all the meat lovers in your life. Whip them up for game day or a backyard barbecue for an instant crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re a first-time or experienced smoker, this bbq ribs recipe is a simple way to wow your friends and family.


  • 2 racks pork baby back ribs, silverskin removed
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup seasoned salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 cups bbq sauce


  1. Preheat your smoker to just the smoke function, or 165 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Evenly rub it all over the ribs, front and back. In a separate bowl, combine the seasoned salt, brown sugar, paprika and onion powder. Split it evenly between the ribs and rub them all down with the seasoning blend.
  2. Place the ribs directly on the smoker and smoke for 3 hours. After 3 hours, transfer the ribs to foil baking pans (9X13) and cover tightly with foil. Or, tightly wrap the ribs in a couple layers of heavy duty foil if you do not have the foil pans (I find the pans easier to manage).
  3. Heat the smoker to 250 degrees. Put the wrapped ribs back into the 250 degree smoker and smoke for 2 hours. Remove the foil, generously and evenly coat the ribs on all sides with bbq sauce and place the ribs directly back onto the smoker grates. Smoke for another hour uncovered with the bbq sauce on the ribs.
  4. Remove from the smoker, cut and enjoy!


  • I find it much easier to handle the ribs if I cut the racks in half before I start any of the rub or cooking process. You can leave them as a whole rack or cut them in half depending on the size and depth of your smoker.
  • My go-to bbq sauce is Sweet Baby Ray’s – always a favorite!
  • These ribs can be made in advance and kept warm in a large slow cooker for serving a crowd if desired. If you are reheating them the next day, I recommend tightly wrapping them in foil and re-heating them in a 325 degree oven low and slow.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Smoked Recipes
  • Method: Smoking


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 810
  • Sugar: 35.9g
  • Fat: 46.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.5g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 53.1g

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