Bill's Smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Bill's Smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs


"These are to-die-for ribs you will want to serve to guests, to show off your cooking ability."


8 h 5 m servings 1091 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1091 kcal
  • 55%
  • Fat:
  • 59.5 g
  • 91%
  • Carbs:
  • 87.3g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 49.3 g
  • 99%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 234 mg
  • 78%
  • Sodium:
  • 1334 mg
  • 53%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Prepare charcoal in a smoker, and bring the temperature to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).
  2. Cut the ribs into smaller portions of 3 or 4 ribs, and place them in a large pot. Pour in enough apple juice to cover. Place a lid on the pot and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, and let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Lightly oil the grate in your smoker. Place ribs on the grate, and throw a few cloves of garlic onto the hot coals. Close the smoker. Maintain the temperature at 225 degrees F (110 degrees C) by adding more charcoal as needed. Smoke the ribs for 7 hours, adding more garlic cloves to the coals occasionally.
  4. Make a sauce by mixing together the barbeque sauce with 2 cups of the apple juice from the pot. Season with granulated garlic. Baste ribs with this sauce while continuing to cook for another 30 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 27 Ratings


I was a little cautious because the recipe is so easy, but this was fantastic! Note: I have a gas smoker, and I really can't get the temp lower than 250. The ribs reached the fully cooked int...

This is mostly my mistake in that I didn't notice they were to be cooked on a smoker. However, I have to make the comment because someone out there like me may make the same mistake. In order fo...

Excellent! We finished the last 30 min. in a 350 degree oven wrapped in foil with the bbq sauce. This eliminates all that bbq sauce clean up in the smoker.

Bill, this is a great recipe and you can cook for me anytime! Your ribs were fantastic, tender, loved and devoured by all!! ASAP!!

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As advertised, very good flavor and very very tender. Couple of personal notes. I use a charcoal smoker that has the water pan andI use the water that I soak the Apple Wood Chunks and Apple wo...

I had been looking for the perfect backyard recipe for Baby Back Ribs and my hat is off to Bill. These were absolutely perfect!!!!! I followed the recipe exactly, with one small exception and t...

i was glad i only smoked 2-3 lbs.using this recipe. the're not bad, but they just were not not that great either. middle of the road. the wife says the're a 4 star so i guess that makes this a 3...

Move over Arthur Bryant! Kudos to you, Bill.