Smoked Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Cook Eat Share
255 mins (prep 15, cooking 240)
4 ingredients
8 servings
These are tasty ribs. I made them for Father's Day this weekend. The ribs had plenty of meat on them. The key to this type of cooking is not to be in a hurry. The results of waiting while the ribs slow smoke is worth the time. Slow and low is the attitude here. A constant temperature is also important; 225' is perfect for ribs. My smoker maintains a constant temperature with a heating element below the smoker box that can be dialed in to 100-250' and hold the selected temperature as long as needed. These ribs can be done on a barbeque grill with indirect heat and using soaked wood chips rather than wood chunks. I used a combination of Oak & Hickory wood chunks in the smoker box. I basted them with sauce on the grill to glaze the sauce into the meat during the final 1/2 hour of cooking. I served the ribs with baked beans, roasted Yukon Gold potatoes and a fruit salad. As for a wine we had a Gustafson Family Vineyards 2007 Dry Creek Mountain Petite Sirah. This is great little winery on top of the mountain above Dry Creek Valley in the Healdsburg wine country area. A great spot for a picnic and gorgeous view of the valley and lake below. My youngest daughter and I landed on it while attending a mushroom foraging class a couple of years ago.

Categories:  american , quick ,
Share on Newzsocial


  • 7 lb pork baby back ribs (2 large racks)
  • 1 cup basic bbq rub (link is below)
  • 1 cup basic bbq sauce (link is below)
  • 6 oz wood chunks (i used a combination of oak & hickory)


Serving Size (30.83 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 31.94 Calories from Fat 5.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.62g 7.64%
Saturated Fat 0.09g 3.55%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 3.25mg 8.68%
Sodium 64.77mg 21.59%
Total Carbohydrate 5.21g 13.88%
Dietary Fiber 0.65 g 20.82%
Sugars 1.39 g %
Protein 1.57g 25.08%
Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 6.8mg% Iron 0.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pork baby back ribs, basic, rub, basic