Grilled Applewood Baby Back Ribs

Rubbed in Smouldering Smoked Applewood Seasoning and brushed in Chicken and Rib BBQ Sauce, these baby back ribs come off the grill loaded with bold, smoky flavour.
5 min


  • Non-stick spray
  • 3 to 4 pound (1.5-1.8 kilogram) pork baby back ribs
  • 6 to 8 tablespoon (90-120 milliliter) Smouldering Smoked Applewood Seasoning
  • Chicken and Rib BBQ Sauce (la grille/) , for brushing and dipping


  • 1 Preheat grill by turning all burners to high. Once grill has reached medium-low heat (275°F-300°F/135°C-150°C), prepare grill for indirect cooking by turning one side burner to medium-high and turning off all other burners on other side. Spray grill with non-stick spray.
  • 2 Rub ribs evenly with seasoning over both sides. Place ribs on unlit side of grill. Close grill.
  • 3 Grill 2-3 hours or until ribs are tender or an internal temperature of 71°C (160°F) is reached, brushing on desired amount of BBQ sauce during last few minutes of grilling.
  • 4 Serve ribs with additional BBQ sauce on the side for dipping, if desired.
  • 5 Test Kitchen Tips:

    o The easiest way to prevent pork from sticking to the grates is to clean and oil your grill grates well before grilling.

    o Basting your ribs during the last few minutes of grilling prevents sauces with high sugar content from burning.

    o Tough, burnt pork? No thanks. To avoid overcooking, remove pork from the grill just before internal temperature reaches 71°C (160°F), and allow to rest 10 minutes before serving. The temperature will continue to rise slightly (this is okay!). This will allow the juices be redistributed.

    o When it comes to grilling, the right cut of pork can make or break your meal. Add these to your list of go-tos:
    o Pork Tenderloin: one of the most tender, lean cuts available, it’s easy to prepare and impressive to serve.
    o Pork Shoulder: great for crowds, it’s usually seasoned with a rub and then cooked slow and low until it is tender enough to pull.
    o Bone-in Center Cut Pork Chops: chops can be marinated, seasoned or rubbed, then quickly grilled over direct high heat for juicy, tender meat and a flavour-loaded crust.
    o Baby Back Ribs: tender and tasty, this cut makes for an impressive entrée at your backyard BBQ. Look for other popular varieties like spare and St. Louis ribs, too.


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