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Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs

Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs

Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs are so freakin simple!!!! Like - why did I not make these 2 years ago when I got my Traeger???? And all you need is a rub, a little sauce and a little juice (or soda - or beer - just open the fridge). And don't worry -they're delicious too!!!
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 418 kcal



  • Peel the membrane off the back of each rack of ribs.
    1 rack pork spare ribs
    peeling membrane from ribs
  • Generously rub the BBQ spice rub all over the ribs.
    1 rack pork spare ribs, 1/2 cup Historic BBQ Red seasoning
    best bbq rub for ribs
  • Set the smoker to 225F and be sure your pellet hopper is full! Place the back ribs in the smoker and smoke for THREE hours.
    ribs on grill
  • Take the ribs out and wrap the rack with aluminum foil. I used 3-4 layers on the bottom so it wouldn't tear. Pour a 1/4 cup of beer, pop or apple juice into the foil. Fold over and pinch all the edges to ensure that it is sealed well to allow steaming.
    1/2 cup liquid
    Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs
  • Place the ribs wrapped in foil back in the smoker for another TWO hours. Check your pellet hopper - make sure there are enough pellets!
    Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs
  • Remove the ribs carefully from the foil and place back directly on the grate. Generously coat the ribs in Williamson BBQ sauce. Smoke for ONE more hour at 225.
    1/2 cup Williamson Bros. BBQ sauce
    Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs


What if I don't have a smoker? How would I make this on a regular grill.? 
You just need wood chips. Soak them in water for 30 minutes before starting the grill. One cup of wood chips will last for about 20 minutes. Keep adding chips to the grill throughout the process. 
If you use a charcoal grill, light the coals, when the coals are ready, place them on one side of the grill. Place some of the wood chips on top of the coals. Place your food on the side without the coals to cook it with indirect heat.
**We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Serving: 3ribsCalories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 1.3gProtein: 25.5gFat: 34.6gSaturated Fat: 13.5gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 1262mgPotassium: 794mg
Keyword grilling, pork, ribs, traeger
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