Smoked Ribs with Sauce on wood cutting board

Basic Smoked Ribs

Basic Smoked Ribs

Category Beef Smoke Game Day July 4th Dinner BBQ
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5.5 Hours

This Easy Smoked Ribs recipe takes little effort but delivers big, sweet pork flavors. Using 2 racks of baby back ribs, the low and slow four and a half hour smoke renders them juicy, smoky and delicious. The last 45 minutes of the cook is dedicated to locking in those flavors and sealing them with a nice crust as the ribs cook inside foil at temperatures of 350°F.

The versatility and ease of your Pit Boss Grill is displayed in just a few easy steps making this recipe one that you'll bring out of your play book time and time again. Perfect for a game day meal or part of a Sunday Night feast.

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Smoked Ribs with Sauce on wood cutting board


  • 2 Racks Baby Back Rib

Special Tools

  • Aluminum Foil


  1. Preheat your Pit Boss Pellet Grill to 225°F.
  1. Remove the membrane on the reverse side of the ribs by sliding a butter knife under the membrane and breaking it. With a piece of paper towel, grab the broken membrane and peel back until the entire membrane is removed.
  1. Season both sides of the ribs with Pit Boss Sweet Rib Rub.
  1. Place the ribs, meat side up, on the grates of the grill and close the lid. Smoke for about 4 1/2 hours.
  1. Wrap in foil and return to the grill at 350°F for another 45 minutes.
  1. Pull your ribs off the grill and rest for 10 minutes.
  1. Slice and serve hot.
Recipe Note

This recipe can be cooked on any of our Pit Boss Grills wood pellet smokers, our vertical pellet smokers, or any of our barbecue grills using the A-Maze-N smoker accessory wood pellet burners.