3-2-1 Baby Back Ribs
If you love ribs where the meat falls off the bone, look no further than this 3-2-1 baby back rib recipe. This method is easy and generally fool proof. It creates ribs that are juicy and so tender that you can pull the meat off the bone with your fingers.
- 6 racks of pork ribs
- 1 cup yellow mustard
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 cup brown sugar light
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 cup butter
- 2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
- 1/2 cup Roasted Chipotle Garlic seasoning
- 1/2 cup Maple Bacon seasoning
- 1/2 cup Bourbon Molasses seasoning
- Pat-dry your ribs with a paper towel, then peel the membrane off the back of each rack of ribs. Flip your racks to trim any loose ends and excess fat. Tip: Over the middle bones of the rack, slide a butter knife under the membrane. Left and loosen the membrane until it tears. Grab the edge with a paper towel and pull it off.
- Coat both sides of the ribs with yellow mustard.
- Sprinkle and pat your rub (Roasted Chipotle Garlic seasoning, Maple Bacon seasoning, and Bourbon Molasses seasoning blend) on all sides of the meat.
- Set your Pellet Grill at 225 °F.
- Place the ribs on your grill and smoke them meat-side up for 3 hours.
- After 3 hours, transfer the ribs to a large, rimmed baking sheet and increase the grill temperature to 275°F.
- Take 2 long strips of heavy-duty aluminum foil for each rack. Place the ribs bone-side down on the foil and cover all the ribs with brown sugar, butter, honey, and apple juice. Wrap and return them to the grill for another 2 hours.
- Take the foiled ribs off the grill and carefully remove the foil as the steam will be extremely hot.
- Generously coat the ribs in your favorite BBQ sauce and return the ribs to the grill for the last hour.
- Take out the ribs and serve.
We used this recipe yesterday and loved it.
Our family had a debate about step 7 where it says to “cover all the ribs with brown sugar, butter, honey, and apple juice”. Are you supposed to mix those 4 ingredients together? Or spread them each individually over the ribs?
So glad you love the recipe! For step 7, spread brown sugar, butter, honey, and apple juice individually over the ribs.
Made these tonight and they turned out amazing!! Recently purchased a ZGrills 11002B. The outside temp was 21° and the grill maintained temperature within 5° the entire cook time. I absolutely love this smoker!
So the total cook time should be 6 hours—-3+2+1=6 (at least in my school district) lol
Great recipe! I always receive rave reviews from friends, family, and neighbors. Reviews like, “Divine!, Top Restaurant Quality, and plenty of OMG’S!!!”. All done on my Zgrill 700 Bronze Fire Beast 🔥 So thank you so much for the terrific recipe!
You’re welcome. Have a good day!
That recipe is the bomb! I actually skipped the last hour of the smoke because the meat was already dalling off the bone. Best ribs I’ve ever made! Thank you! Sweet and tender! So good!