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Lip Smacking Ribs Recipe

Posted by Derrest Williams on

Labor Day is almost upon us and there is nothing more American than lighting up the grill and cooking a rack of ribs.  We caught up with 

Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC to bring you this amazing mouthwatering rib recipe. 


Yields: 4 racks of ribs

Prep time: 20 minutes 

Total time: 6 hours


Prep Directions

  • Buy Fresh ribs and be sure to remove the membrane on the rib side of the rack.
  • Pro Tip for easy removal of the membrane: peel a corner of the membrane back (we use a dull butter knife to get under between the membrane and rib). Firmly grab the membrane corner with a napkin or paper towel. Pull the membrane back using a firm consistent pull. If membrane tears, don’t sweat it. Grab the dull butter knife and start again. Discard membrane.
  • For a more robust flavor: season the ribs, wrap and refrigerate for 6-12 hours (or overnight).

Rib Notes

  • Baby Back Ribs: Most tender and lean ribs; connected to the backbone and nestled under the loin muscle; slab usually contains 10 to 13 bones, bones tend to be curved.

Cooking Directions


  • Peel the rib membrane and place onto a cooking sheet.
  • Sprinkle the desired amount of 50/50 blend of Rub A Dub and Oink rub onto the meat side and allow to become tacky and wet.
  • Turn the ribs over and repeat. 
  • Allow the rub to sit for 20 minutes before smoking.
  • Pro tip for a more robust flavor: season the ribs, wrap and refrigerate for 6-12 hours (or overnight).

Traeger Smoking

  • Fill the hopper with your favorite pellets or pellet blend recipe – we used Big Game Blend.
  • Turn the Traeger on to smoke setting and allow smoke to start.
  • Once the smoke has started place the ribs meat side up and smoke for 3 hours with the lid closed.
  • At the 3 hour mark remove the ribs and place them on the cooking sheet.
  • Close the lid to the Traeger and turn temp to 225 degrees.
  • Adjust the seasoning on the ribs if desired.
  • Brush both sides of the ribs with High Altitude BBQ Sauce, then drizzle with Low Country BBQ Sauce, then wrap tightly in peach butcher paper.
  • Ensure the ends and seams are well sealed to prevent leaking. We suggest folding seams and edges to face upwards.
  • Place the ribs back onto the Traeger and cook for approx. 2 hours.
  • Check the pellet hopper to ensure pellets are full.
  • At the 2 hour mark remove the ribs to the cookie sheet, meat side up and remove the foil.<
  • Ribs should have pulled back from the tips of the ribs and have some resistance or pull. We like our ribs to have more chew versus falling off the bone.
  • Season, sauce or honey glaze as needed and place back onto the Traeger.
  • Cook for an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour to set the sauce or glaze.

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