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Electric smoker baby back ribs

Tender flavorful smoked baby back ribs cooked to perfection in your electric smoker. You also can use st. Louis ribs for this recipe, just don't forget the best rub mix! Pair it with some side salads or vegetables and call it a fantastic dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Electric smoker ribs, Masterbuild smoker
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 669kcal


  • Electric smoker


  • 1 slab of baby back ribs
  • 0,5 cups yellow mustard
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce

Rub for baby back ribs

  • 1/3 cup paprika smoked paprika is great too
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbspn brown sugar
  • 2 tbspn cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbspn onion powder


  • Preheat your electric smoker to 225 degrees with hickory wood. Slice a slab of ribs in half.
  • Cover each piece with yellow mustard. Then make a rub- mix all the dry ingredients listed above in RUB section in a separate little bowl. Cover ribs with the spice rub.
  • Place ribs in the smoker for 3 hours.
  • Once done, take them out of the smoker. Prepare some heavy duty foil. Mix 1 cup brown sugar with apple juice.
  • Wrap ribs in foil, separate apple juice mixture in two and add in each foil pocket. Cover with another piece of foil(each) tightly and put back in to the smoker for another 2 hours.
  • Once done, take ribs out, take the top foil out too. Brush both slabs with BBQ sauce and send back to the smoker for another hour, uncovered.
  • Its a long recipe but worth the wait. Take ribs out, cut and serve.



Calories: 669kcal | Carbohydrates: 125g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 831mg | Potassium: 923mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 105g | Vitamin A: 8250IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 5.2mg