Baby Back Ribs on the Pellet Grill

Baby Back Ribs on the Pellet Grill

Nothing says “Summertime BBQ,” like some juicy baby back ribs, fresh off the the pit.  Whether it’s for a 4th of July bash, or a simple Sunday afternoon barbecue, this recipe will wow your family and friends.  Get ready to see them licking their fingers and asking for more!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes


Rack of Ribs

BBQ Sauce and Seasoning of your choice


Step 1: Turn the pellet grill on and set it to “Smoke” mode.

Step 2: Remove the thin membrane from the back/bone side of rack.  You can use the bladed end of a butter knife to help get the removal process of this thin layer of tissue started.  Use the knife to separate the membrane from the meat between two rib bones on the center of the back/bone side of the rack.  Once you separate the membrane from the meat enough to get a couple of fingers behind it, you should be able to pull it off the back/bone side of the ribs easily.  

Step 3: Season both sides of the rack of ribs generously. Make sure to rub the seasoning into the meat.

Step 4: Place the rack of ribs on the grill with the bone side facing down.  Shut the door/lid of the grill.  Cook the ribs on “Smoke” mode for 3 hours.

Step 5: After smoking for 3 hours, place the ribs on a large sheet of aluminum foil, smother them with generous amounts of sauce, and wrap them up in the aluminum foil tightly. Place them back on the grill and crank the grill up to 350 degrees. Let the ribs cook at 350 degrees for another hour.

Step 6: Open up the aluminum foil and apply another layer of sauce to the ribs.  Make sure to only open up the top part of the foil, leaving the sides of the sheet of foil wrapped up around the sides and ends of the rack of ribs so that the sauce does not drain out.  Leave the foil open at the top and place the rack of ribs back on grill for 30 minutes.  This allows the sauce to tighten.  Note: The grill should still be set to 350 degrees.

Step 7: Remove the rack of ribs from the grill and let them stand in the foil with the top still open for 10 min.  Unwrap the ribs and remove them from the foil. Slice the ribs, serve, and devour!