- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 6h 00 min
Easy 3-2-1 Ribs
Getting those perfectly smoked ribs can be difficult, especially if you are brand new to the world of smoking foods. But don't stress: there is an easy 3-2-1 method to smoking ribs that anyone can follow for perfect results.
Sharing the ribs is optional.
- Baby back ribs - 3 racks
- Camp Chef Kickin' BBQ Seasoning - 1 cup
- Brown sugar - 1 cup
- BBQ sauce - 2 cups
Preheat your pellet grill or smoker to Hi Smoke or around 215-225° F.
Prepare the ribs by rinsing and patting dry with a paper towel. Score the membrane (a.k.a. silver skin) on the concave side of the ribs, and peel it off with a paper towel for extra grip.
Mix together your Kickin' BBQ rub with brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Squirt mustard on one side of the racks and brush it evenly across the surface. You don't need to coat the meat in mustard--just enough to allow the rub to stick. Coat that side in the rub from the mixing bowl. Repeat with the other side of the racks.
This is where the 3-2-1 method comes into play. Smoke for 3 hours at Hi Smoke or about 215-225° F. At that point, wrap the ribs in aluminum foil and baste with BBQ sauce. Smoke for another 2 hours. Remove the wrapping, baste again with BBQ sauce, and smoke for--you guessed it--1 more hour.
You can test your ribs for readiness with the "bend test." Pick up one rack of ribs from one end with a pair of tongs, and try bouncing it lightly. If the meat cracks across the surface, they're ready to eat. Enjoy!
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