Smoked Baby Back Ribs


2 racks of pork baby back ribs, membranes removed
1 cup (250 mL) apple juice
1 cup (250 mL) BBQ sauce


For the BBQ Rub:

1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) kosher salt
1 tsp (5 mL) ground black pepper
1 tsp (5 mL) granulated garlic
1 tsp (5 mL) granulated onion
1 tsp (5 mL)  chili powder
2 tsp paprika (10 mL) (use smoked paprika if available)
1 tsp (5 mL) cayenne pepper (for heat, if desired)


  1. Mix all Rub ingredients together in a bowl until well incorporated.
  2.  Place wire rack on cookie sheet and spray with non-stick vegetable oil.
  3. Place ribs meat side down on rack and liberally apply Rub. Flip and repeat.
  4. Pour apple juice into bottom of cookie sheet (for flavoured moisture).
  5. Pre-heat oven to 250°F (120°C).
  6. Cook ribs for about 3 hours, or until the meat begins to pull back evenly from each bone.
  7. OPTIONAL: Baste with your favourite BBQ sauce first with 20 minutes left to cook, then again with 5 minutes left.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.
Serves 6