Cedar-Smoked Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Cedar-Smoked Baby Back Ribs Recipe

How To Make Cedar-Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Tender, juicy, and tasty, this cedar-smoked dish serves baby back ribs just the way you like it; with ribs brushed with barbecue sauce for a smoky bite.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours 2 minutes
Marinate Time: 8 hours
Total: 11 hours 12 minutes



  • 2tbspgarlic powder
  • 2tbsponion powder
  • 1tbspfine sea salt
  • 1tbspground black pepper
  • 1baby back pork ribs rack
  • ¾cupbarbeque sauce,or to taste


  • 1 (6×18-inch) cedar plank


  1. Mix the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Spread over the baby back ribs.

  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Place the plank on a rimmed baking sheet and pour in enough water to cover. Let soak before grilling for about 1 hour. Drain.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill to about 500 degrees F. Place the plank on the grate and heat for about 5 minutes until slightly blackened. Flip the plank and place the ribs on top. Lower heat and cover the grill.

  5. Cook the ribs, sprinkling some water on top every 30 minutes to create steam inside the grill, for about 3 hours until tender.

  6. Uncover the grill and increase heat to high. Brush the barbeque sauce over ribs. Cook for about 2 minutes until ribs are dark brown.

  7. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 724.14kcal
  • Fat: 44.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.38g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.22g
  • Fiber: 1.88g
  • Sugar: 18.18g
  • Protein: 52.84g
  • Cholesterol: 184.75mg
  • Sodium: 789.44mg
  • Calcium: 125.42mg
  • Potassium: 900.52mg
  • Iron: 2.95mg
  • Vitamin A: 25.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.19mg
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