Pellet Grill Baby Back Ribs Recipe

These simple baby back ribs cooked on a pellet grill are delicious and fall off the bone tender.

Pork ribs are not only a cost-effective meat option, but they are also incredibly simple to cook on a pellet grill, making them one of the most popular grilling options at get-togethers.

Baby back ribs are typically cooked using the 2-2-1 method, or two hours on the grill, two hours wrapped, one hour unwrapped, and back on the grill; our method uses temperature, look, and feel of the ribs to determine these steps. There are two ways to cook baby back ribs on a pellet grill, both of which will yield tender, delicious ribs.

Baby Back Ribs Recipe On A Pellet Grill

Pellet Grill Baby Back Ribs 🔗

These easy pellet grill baby back ribs are fall off the bone tender and so delicious!

Prep: 30min

Total: 270min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 376 kcal, Carbohydrate 28 g, Protein 19 g, Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Trans Fat 0.1 g, Cholesterol 65 mg, Sodium 659 mg, Fiber 1 g, Sugar 20 g, unSaturated Fat 10 g, servingSize 1 serving


  • 1 rack of baby back ribs
  • 1/4 cup Pork Rib Rub
  • 1/2-2/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup apple juice (or 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar mixed with 1/4 cup water for spritzing the ribs


  1. Remove the ribs from the packaging, blot dry, and place them onto a lined baking sheet. Place it into the refrigerator for 1-4 hours to form a pellicle on the surface.
  2. Next, remove the ribs from the fridge, and let them stand at room temp for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Preheat your pellet grill to 225 degrees F.
  4. Trim off any excess knobs of fat or meat from the top of the ribs.
  5. Flip the baby back ribs over so that the bone side is facing upward. Make a slit in the silver skin with a sharp knife. Next, grab ahold of the cut piece with a folded paper towel. Pull up and gently pull off the membrane.
  6. Flip the rack of baby backs over, and coat the meat section with yellow mustard. Apply the BBQ rub evenly to the ribs.
  7. Place the ribs bone-side down) on the pellet grill, close the lid, and let it go for 1 1/2 hours.
  8. After this time, you’ll notice that the ribs have formed a deep brown bark on the surface. You might also notice some dry patches.
  9. Fill your food-safe spray bottle with room-temperature apple juice (or cider vinegar plus water). Mist the ribs with the mixture.
  10. Close the lid and let the ribs cook until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
  11. Remove the ribs and place them onto a large sheet of butcher paper. Gently wrap them up, and place them back on the grill. If you want to skip this step, you can.
  12. Once the ribs reach an internal temperature of 185 degrees, unwrap the baby back ribs. Place them back on the grill and brush with BBQ sauce. Let them cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  13. Ribs are done once they reach an internal temperature of 195-200 degrees F.
  14. Remove ribs from the pellet grill and place them onto a cutting board. Let them rest for 10-15 minutes.
  15. Slice into individual ribs and serve with extra BBQ sauce on the side.


How long should you cook baby back ribs on a pellet grill?

These ribs will be cooked at 225°F for roughly 4 to 5 hours; keep in mind that these will take a while to cook; do not expect them to be finished quickly. Cooking baby back ribs on a pellet grill requires a low and slow method.

How long does it take to smoke a rack of baby back ribs at 225?

It is possible to smoke ribs in a variety of ways, but the simplest method is to do so at 225 degrees Fahrenheit, which produces meat that is rich, flavorful, and tender. Smoking baby back ribs at 225 degrees Fahrenheit takes about 5 to 6 hours.

How long does it take to cook ribs on a pellet grill at 225?

The ribs should be put on the pellet grill once it reaches 225°F and cooked there for three hours, unwrapped.

How do you keep ribs moist on pellet grill?

Adding Moisture to the Cooking Chamber While Smoking Ribs A simple rib spritz is equal parts apple cider vinegar and apple juice or water, so for one cup of apple juice you add one cup of apple cider vinegar. The added moisture to the cooking chamber really helps with color on the smoked ribs and keeps the texture moist.

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