Smoked Ribs Finished on the Grill

Smoked Ribs Finished on the Grill

June 15, 2017 0 By Admiral BigGun

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Smoked and grilled baby back ribs

I’m in a hurry to get things done… I rush and rush until life’s no fun…

This recipe of doing baby back ribs is one you might want to do on your deck (or backyard) verses at the game as it will require using both your smoker and your grill. I’ve used this technique a few times when I don’t have the time to do a long slow (3-5+ hours) to cook in the smoker. I can start my ribs in the smoker, then move to the grill to finish them up.

Typically this method takes just under 2 hours.


(For 4 people)

3 pounds Baby Back Pork Ribs
1 oz. Rib Rub
Apple Wood 

  1. Cover baby-back pork ribs with your favorite rib rub then set aside to rest for at least 45 minutes before adding to heat.
  2. Load smoker with Apple wood and set at 220 degrees.
  3. Place ribs on the center rack and smoke for 1.5 hours.

    baby back ribs in the smoker cooked for about 20-30 minutes

    Ribs after about 30 minutes in the smoker

  4. Remove from smoker then place on grill (directly on rack) over medium heat (approx 375-400 F) for another 20-30 minutes. During this time the meat develops a bit of a crust and firms up.
  5. OPTIONALLY: Cover with bbq sauce for the last 10 minutes on the grill
  6. Check with meat thermometer. Thickest part of the ribs should be at 145F.
  7. Remove from grill and let stand for 10 minutes before cutting/serving.

    grilled ribs ready to eat

    I’m ready to eat… how ’bout you?

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