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!!!
Peel the membrane off the back of each rack of ribs.
1 rack pork spare ribs
Generously rub the BBQ spice rub all over the ribs.
1 rack pork spare ribs, 1/2 cup Historic BBQ Red seasoning
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.
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
Place the ribs wrapped in foil back in the smoker for another TWO hours. Check your pellet hopper - make sure there are enough pellets!
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
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.