A fun twist on traditional smoked baby back ribs. If you love baby back ribs but want a little extra kick this is the rib recipe for you!
The perfect rib recipe exists! These juicy ribs are made with a variety of ingredients and a one-of-a-kind bang bang sauce that will knock your socks off.
Don’t be intimidated! This recipe might be a big ingredient intensive, but I promise every bite is worth it!
Smoked Baby Back Ribs Recipe
A recipe worthy for bbq competitions everywhere… and if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know it was competition worthy!
Smoking ribs is one of my personal preference when it comes to cooking methods for preparing ribs.
And these baby back ribs with bang bang sauce are no exception.
Run, don’t walk, to your local butcher shop or grocery store. Pick up some ribs and let’s get smoking!
Ingredients for Baby Back Ribs
Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Meat: To make 6 servings of these mouthwatering ribs, you will need 2 racks of ribs (baby back ribs). Need more servings, double and triple accordingly.
Meat Massage Ingredients: The initial massage or rub down of the ribs will include 2 tbsp of Maggi seasoning or soy sauce and 2 tbsp of avocado oil.
Garnish: Finish off your ribs with the perfect toppings – 1 fresh jalapeño (thinly sliced), ¼ cup of scallions (thinly sliced), and 1 tbsp of sesame seeds.
BBQ ribs have always been a fan favorite, but what really the best way to make truly amazing ribs is to make a dry rub that impresses with every bite. Don’t get intimidated, it’s easier than you think! This dry rub is made with 2 tbsp of smoked paprika, 1 tbsp of sea salt, 1 tbsp of coarse ground black pepper,1 tbsp of granulated garlic,1 tbsp of granulated onion, and ½ tsp of chinese five spice.
Optional or alternative seasonings include brown sugar, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, yellow mustard, cayenne pepper, or Worcestershire sauce.
Bang Bang Sauce
Make even better ribs with this creamy and delicious bang bang sauce! The sauce comes together with ¼ cup of sweet thai chili sauce, ¼ cup of mayonnaise, 1 tbsp of sriracha, 1 tbsp of lime juice, and 1 tbsp of rice wine vinegar.
How to Make Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Bang Bang Sauce Step by Step Instructions
Prep the smoker. Preheat your pellet smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make the dry rub. Prepare the rub seasoning by combining the seasoning in a shaker jar or small bowl.
Prep the ribs. Remove the membrane (connective tissue also called silver skin) from the back of the ribs and trim off any pieces of bone. When done, rub it down the ribs with Maggi seasoning and avocado oil (or olive oil) on both sides.
Season the meat. Season the ribs on both sides and let sit for 15 minutes while the smoker heats up.
Cook the ribs. Smoke the ribs at 250 degrees f. for 4 hours. Once an hour spray with cooking spray just to prevent the ribs from drying out.
Brush with bang bang sauce and continue cooking. Once the ribs are tender and have an internal temperature between 195-205 degrees F. brush the bang bang sauce on the ribs and continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes until the sauce caramelizes.
Slice and garnish. Slice the ribs individually and brush extra sauce onto the sides of the ribs. Before serving, garnish with scallions, sliced jalapeños, and sesame seeds.
Serve. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Smoked Rib Side Dishes
Storing Leftover Ribs
Have extra meat? Store these delicious ribs in an airtight container once they have reached room temperature and put them in the fridge.
Leftover ribs will last for about 3-4 days.
Looking for a way to refresh the leftovers? Take the rib meat off the leftovers, cut it up, and toss it in a fresh green salad for an easy, meaty, and healthy lunch option.
Storing Leftover Bang Bang Sauce
I have to admit, I don’t usually have leftovers of this recipe because, yes, they are THAT good.
However, if you do have leftovers or sauce leftovers, grab a mason jar or container and pour your sauce in.
Store it in the fridge and use it to make more ribs, bang bang shrimp, or bang bang chicken!
Helpful Kitchen Equipment
Sharp Knife: This will help you pull off the membrane on the back of the ribs and slice them when you are ready to enjoy them!
Grill: For this recipe, I used a pellet grill however, you can also use an electric smoker. Don’t have a smoker? Don’t get discouraged, you can make these ribs with a charcoal grill and gas grill as well.
Wood Chips or Wood Chunks: Use your favorite pellets to smoke these ribs and give you the best smoky flavor.
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Bang Bang Smoked Baby Back Ribs
- Preheat Smoker to 250 degrees F.
- Prepare the rub seasoning by combining the seasoning in a shaker jar or a bowl
- Remove the membrane from the ribs and trim off any pieces of bone. Rub down the ribs with Maggi seasoning and avocado oil on both sides
- Season the ribs on both sides and let sit for 15 minutes while the smoker heats up. Smoke the ribs at 250 degrees f. for 4 hours. once an hour spray with cooking spray just to prevent the ribs from drying out.
- Once the ribs are tender and have and internal temperature between 195-205 degrees F. brush the bang bang sauce on the ribs and continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes until the sauce caramelizes.
- Slice the ribs individually and brush extra sauce onto the sides of the ribs. Garnish with scallions, sliced jalapeños and sesame seeds