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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
5 servings


  • 5 pounds baby back pork ribs

  • ½ gallon apple juice

  • 1 head garlic, separated into cloves

  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic

  • 2 cups barbeque sauce


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1091 Calories
60g Fat
87g Carbs
49g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 1091
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 60g 76%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 234mg 78%
Sodium 1334mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 69g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 151mg 12%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1370mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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