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Sweet Smoked Baby Back Ribs

  • Author: Kelly Cahoon


Ever REALLY want some ribs (obviously always) but don’t have 6+ hours to smoke them? This is your recipe. They’re sweet, fall off the bone, and insanely flavorful.



  • 2 Racks Baby Back Ribs, silver skin removed
  • 4T Traeger Prime Rib Rub
  • ¼ C Dark Brown sugar 
  • ¼ C Traeger Vanilla and Clove Simple Syrup


  1. Set the smoker to “smoke” with the lid open for about 5 minutes. Then turn up to (450F) with the lid shut. 
  2. While the smoker preheats, cover your ribs in the Rub. Both sides. Don’t be chintzy. Then cover the tops in the sugar.
  3. Place directly on the grates, bone side down for 15 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat to (225F). Put the Ribs in a foil pan and pour the simple syrup over them. Cover in more foil. Make sure you don’t have any holes! 
  5. Cook for 2 hours