Peachipotle Baby Back Ribs

Peachipotle Baby Back Ribs

Sweet and Spicy Competition Worthy Barbecue Ribs
Servings: 9 servings


  • A Grill or Smoker


  • 3 Racks Baby Back Pork Ribs about 6lbs total
  • Dr. BBQ's Peachipotle Rub
  • 1 Cup Apple Juice
  • 1 Cup Light Brown sugar
  • 1 Cup Honey
  • 2 Cups Barbecue Sauce (Optional)


  • Prepare the grill or smoker to cook indirect at 300° adding cherry or peach wood for smoke flavor
  • Peel the membrane off the back of the ribs
  • Season the ribs liberally on all sides with the rub
  • Let the ribs rest for 30 minutes so the rub will get tacky
  • Place the ribs on the cooking grate meaty side up
  • Cook for 2 hours, then flip the ribs over and cook for another hour until they're well browned on both sides
  • Lay out three big double sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil
  • Lay a slab on each meaty side up
  • Fold up the edges of the foil and add 1/3 cup of apple juice to each packet
  • Sprinkle 1/3 of the brown sugar over the top of each slab and then 1/3 of the honey
  • Finish closing up the packets being careful not to puncture the foil with the sharp edges of the rib bones
  • Put the ribs back on the cooker and cook for about 1 hour or until tender when poked with a toothpick or fork
  • When the ribs are tender to your liking take them out of the foil and return to the grill meaty side up
  • If you’re using sauce, brush with a liberal coating of the barbecue sauce
  • Cook for 15 minutes until the sauce is tacky
  • Brush the ribs with a second coat of the sauce
  • Cook for another 15 minutes until the sauce is set
  • If you’re skipping the cooked-on sauce, just cook them for 10 minutes on each side
  • Remove to a cutting board and cut each slab into 3 even pieces
  • Transfer to a platter and serve


The doneness for ribs is a very personal thing so always cook them to YOUR liking. If you're using Saint Louis cut ribs, cook them the same but cut each bone to serve. 

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