Baby Back Ribs - simple and delish!

I have done plenty of Ribs on my smoker but has of late I have found a method the works best for me for a light tug off he bone. First of all I own a Traeger which is a pellet fed indirect heat/smoker. The nice thing is that you can set it and forget it. You can basically go take a nap.

So here is my method. I trim my ribs of any excessive flaps of meat and fat. I remove the membrane on the back side of the ribs. I will rinse the ribs with cold water. Dry the front and back side of the ribs. Next apply the seasoning of choice to both sides.

You are now ready to fire up the smoker to about 250 to 270 degrees. After your smoker is fired up and reached its temperature throw on your ribs. Make sure you leave plenty of space between your racks otherwise your ribs will cook unevenly- this is what I have found in my case. Next I will move my ribs around flipping them over and spraying them with a 50/50 mixture apple cider vinegar and water about every 30-40 minutes. This wilI had a layer of flavor that will enhance the bark. Will repeat the process till the ribs start to bend real easy- about 3-4 hours. This will be very noticeable. Once you reach this stage you can add your BBQ sauce if you want with a basting brush. If you feel like your ribs are burning don't hesitate to turn down your heat anytime. Remember the higher heat helps break down the tough fibers and pull out the fat. You may have to cook your ribs longer to get the desired results. Also the longer you cook your ribs the less juicy your ribs will be.


Hot Wings on the Traeger - Easy

I have been making hot wings on the smoker for a few years and it is so easy. Best part is it is really inexpensive. I usually grab the 4lb family pack of wings for about $8. I will rinse them and dry them. I will throw them in a large bowl and cover with a generous amount of all purpose seasoning. Next I will toss them in Hot Wing sauce. You can use hot to mild. A little or lot! Finally- pre-heat your Traeger to about 325 degrees and then throw your wings on for about 30-35 minutes. I usually flip them about half way thru the cooking process. You can tell they are done when the juices start to run clear and they are golden brown. They will be some of the juiciest best tasting wings you will ever have.


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