Easy Pellet Smoker 321 Ribs

Easy Pellet Smoker 321 Ribs

Time to break out the bibs cause we’re gonna eat ribs! If you haven’t tried the 321 method for St. Louis cut ribs then check out this easy recipe. The ribs are going to smoke unwrapped for 3 hours, then wrapped for 2, then unwrapped and sauced for 1 hour. You will need about 30 minutes or less prep time so in total this is a long weekend cook. So grab some beer and buy the listed ingredients, and follow the directions for some delicious ribs.

Ingredients

  • 1 rack st. Louis cut ribs
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tbsp BBQ rub
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp tiger sauce

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Directions

First, get your smoker started at 235 F with cherry and hickory wood pellets. If you have a smoke tube, get that lighted as well with cherry and hickory pellets.


To prep the ribs, first lay them meat side down and use a boning knife to trim off any extra fat. If there are any fractional bones at the ends, trim them off as well. Next use a butter knife to work it under the membrane and then use a paper towel to grip it and pull off the membrane.


Spread some yellow mustard everywhere to act as a binder for keeping the BBQ rub on the ribs. You won’t taste the mustard so don’t worry about that. Next put down a first layer of a salt pepper garlic based rub such as Killer Hogs AP rub. Next add a rub that has paprika and brown sugar such as Meat Church Holy Voodoo.


Flip the ribs over and check the meat side for excessive fat to trim off. Next repeat the mustard and rub application steps on the meat side.


When the smoker reaches temperature place the ribs in the smoker and push the ends towards each other to compact the ribs as much as possible. Smoke the ribs for one hour, then spritz them with apple juice, cider or apple cider vinegar to keep them moist. You can add other flavors to your spritz but you probably won’t taste it. Continue to cook for one more hour and repeat the spritz step. Continue to cook for one more hour and on this third hour, it’s time to wrap the ribs.


Pull 2 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil. Place slices of butter on the center of the foil. Add some honey, brown sugar, and splash on some Tiger Sauce. Place the ribs meat side down onto this mixture. Add some butter, dry rub, and Tiger Sauce to the bone side of the ribs. Wrap them tightly in the first sheet of foil, then wrap them again in the second sheet. Place the ribs meat side down in the smoker and continue to cook them for two more hours.


After two hours, pull the ribs and unwrap them. Place them back on the smoker meat side up. Glaze them down with your favorite BBQ sauce and let them cook for 1 more hour until they reach 195 F. You may need to increase the smoker temp a little bit to 250 F to get this done within an hour. When you pull the ribs, let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing.




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Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Cooking baby back ribs on a gas grill is not only easy but also delicious. While nothing beats ribs on a smoker, this recipe will certainly bring you tasty joy. Our recipe is for a full meal that includes a side dish of grilled red potato and a grilled ear of corn.

Ingredients

  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • 1 red potato
  • 1 ear of corn
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon Emril’s rib rub
  • 2 tablespoons Stubbs BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

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Directions

First, if you have smoker wood chips, get them started on the grill.


Next, prep the baby back ribs by removing the silver skin on the bone side. The silver skin can be removed with a flat tip such as a butter knife or a screwdriver. Once removed, season both sides of the ribs. We recommend using both Lawry’s seasoned salt and Emril’s rib rub.


Next place the ribs meat side up on the top rack of the grill. Place a strip of aluminum foil under the ribs to prevent flare ups. If you have multiple burners on your grill, shut off the center burner(s) and slide the ribs to the center for indirect cooking. Turn down the outer burners to low to achieve 350 degrees F. If you have only one burner, this recipe may not turn out well, but the idea here is to cook the ribs on indirect heat.


Next, cut the red potato into 4 equal parts. Lightly coat all sides with olive oil, then season with salt, pepper, and dried rosemary.


Next peel and clean the ear of corn. Using a butter knife, spread mayonnaise on all sides of the corn. Season the corn with chili powder, salt, and pepper. After the ribs have cooked for 20 minutes, place the potato and corn on the lower center of the grill where there are no active burners. This will cook the potatoes and corn on indirect heat.


Brush on a coat of BBQ sauce on the ribs and continue cooking. After 40 minutes of cooking, brush on more BBQ sauce. Move the ribs to the lower grill, over an active burner, meat side down. Move the potatoes to an active burner skin side up. Brush on more BBQ sauce on the ribs. Continue cooking for another 10 – 20 minutes using your judgement of done-ness. Remove all items from the grill and enjoy!




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Baked Grilled Spare Ribs

Baked Grilled Spare Ribs

Check out our low and slow easy grilled rib recipe

Ingredients

  • Spare ribs
  • Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • Emerils Rib Rub
  • Stubbs BBQ Sauce

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Directions

First get a foil oven pan and we will use this to hold all the cut up ribs for baking.  To start, cut the ribs in between each rib bone and place the rib into the oven pan.  Repeat this until the rack is fully butchered and placed into the oven pan.


Next season the ribs with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt followed by Emerils Rib Rub. After coating one side, flip the ribs and repeat the process until all sides of the ribs are coated in seasoning.


Next, cover tightly the oven pan with aluminum foil.  Place the pan in the oven on 200 degrees for 4 hours. After 4 hours remove the oven pan. Remove the foil cover and lightly season the ribs.  Follow this with pouring Stubbs BBQ sauce on the ribs and brush the sauce over all  surfaces of the ribs. Flip the ribs and repeat the seasoning and BBQ sauce application until the ribs are fully coated on all sides.


Preheat your BBQ on a medium to low setting. Place the ribs on the grill and turn them every 5 to 7 minutes.  Repeat this process until all sides of the ribs are grilled and caramelized.




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