TEMPTING Traeger Country Style Ribs

Smoked, Braised, Sauced-Delicious! This recipe turns out pork that is smoky, sweet and salty with just a touch of heat.


Did you know?

Smoking country style ribs on your Traeger is pretty easy as long as you have some extra time on your hands. Trust me, it's totally worth it.

Let's season

Liberally coat all sides of the meat with Traeger’s Garlic and Chili Pepper Rub. If you don't have this rub on hand, you can create anything you like. We aren't fussy.

Choose your wood pellets

I was burning Traeger Signature Blend pellets. These pellets are made of cherry, hickory and other hardwoods.

Three Step Cooking for Perfection

Start your grill and set the temperature to 180F and place the country style ribs on the grate. Smoke for 3 hours.

Braise the Ribs

This is where things get really exciting. I braised the ribs with 1 can of Peach Nectar (11 ounces) and 1 cup of Traeger Que BBQ Sauce.


I placed the ribs in a tightly sealed foil pan with the braising liquid. Then, I returned it to the grill and raised the temperature to 275F.

You're almost there!

These ribs were braised for two hours at which point they were tender enough that my digital thermometer slid through the meat. The internal temperature was 190F.

Sauce for the Ribs

Once the ribs are tender, it's time for the sauce. I put them back on the cooking grate. Then basted them with Traeger’s Sweet and Heat barbecue sauce.

A little more smoking

The smoker was still running at 275F and I let the ribs cook for another 15-20 minutes until the sauce had set and the meat had an internal temperature of 195F.

Smoked Country Style Ribs Results

These ribs were amazing. The layers of flavor that came from the pork fat, dry rub, smoke, braising liquids and finishing sauce were spot on.

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