Smoked Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Smoked Baby Back Ribs Recipe

How To Make Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Enjoy these scrumptious and generously-spiced baby back ribs brushed with barbecue sauce, then smoked to perfection! The ribs come out tender and savory.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total: 4 hours 40 minutes



  • 3pork baby back ribs racks
  • 2tbspsalt
  • 2tbspground black pepper
  • 1tbspgarlic powder
  • 1tbsponion powder
  • 1tbspchili powder
  • 1tbspground cumin
  • ¼cupbarbeque sauce,such as KC Masterpiece® Original, or to taste


  1. Place 3 fist-sized chunks of wood in a smoker and heat to 250 degrees F.

  2. Mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and cumin together.

  3. Apply the rub to both sides of the ribs. Add the ribs to the smoker, bone-side down, once a thin blue smoke appears.

  4. Smoke for 2 hours. Wrap the ribs lightly in aluminum foil to retain juices. Continue smoking for 1½ hours at 225 to 250 degrees F.

  5. Remove the foil and continue to smoke for about 1 hour more until the meat is tender but still stays on the bone, brushing lightly with barbeque sauce in the last 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F.

  6. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 621.29kcal
  • Fat: 44.02g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.38g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.76g
  • Fiber: 0.79g
  • Sugar: 2.10g
  • Protein: 51.60g
  • Cholesterol: 184.75mg
  • Sodium: 645.11mg
  • Calcium: 99.97mg
  • Potassium: 727.76mg
  • Iron: 2.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 29.92µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.22mg
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