One of my favorite things to do when the weather starts warming up is smoking my favorite meats on my Traeger Grill. I love waking up early on Saturday morning and throwing some meat on the smoker to cook all day. My Smoked Baby Back Ribs recipe is Whole30, Keto and Paleo compliant.
I really enjoy being in the kitchen creating new recipes, but I equally love something easy. My Traeger does all the hard work for me and delivers amazing meals. It gives me some much needed extra time with the family.
These bad boys are fall-off-the-bone tender and extremely juicy and satisfying. Also, my homemade dry rub is extremely simple and doesn’t include any kind of sugar or sweetener. This rub can honestly be used on pork chops or even chicken.
I grew up close to Memphis TN, so we take our BBQ very seriously. Anytime I make something on the Traeger, I always serve it with fresh pickles, homemade BBQ sauce, and thinly sliced white onions. I am certain that this is a southern thing across the board!
I usually prefer my these with a dry rub and not slathered in BBQ sauce. However, I have found that my homemade Whole30 compliant BBQ sauce adds great flavor on top of the dry rub. While it is perfect without adding any additional BBQ sauce, this does give it an additional flavor that spices it up a bit.
Can I make a big batch of the dry rub and the BBQ sauce?
Yes! Feel free to double or triple the batch. The recipe below is enough to cover the slabs with a pretty thick layer. If I want to keep some on hand so it’s easy to grab, I will make a triple batch and store in my Weck Jars.
As far as my homemade BBQ sauce, I usually say it will last in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. It is a great condiment to have on hand to spice up any protein option during the week. Click here for my homemade BBQ recipe.
What pellets are the best to use for smoking?
Depending on the meat you are cooking will depend on what pellets you will use. When cooking pork, I always use cherry pellets and find that it gives pork an incredible flavor. If you are unsure of what pellets to choose, click here to see chart Traeger has that breaks down their pellets and how to use them.
What if I don’t have a Traeger, can I cook these ribs in the oven?
Absolutely! I have a great oven recipe that I have included in the instruction below. Although the oven method is tasty, I still highly suggest splurging and investing on a Traeger Grill. It will change your BBQ game.
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