Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Red Beet BBQ Sauce

Chad Montano

by | Updated: July 24th, 2019 | Read time: 1 minute

Anyone who says smoking is bad for you obviously hasn’t smoked their own baby back ribs. The slow-cooked meat simply falls off the bone with every bite, but nothing can ‘beet’ the homemade BBQ sauce. Made from scratch, this condiment includes red beet powder, apple cider vinegar and a  few other tasty ingredients that blend together into a beautifully vibrant sauce with an unbeatably sweet taste. Ribs Smothered in Sauce on Wooden Cutting Board with Extra Sauce on Side | Vitacost Blog

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Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Red Beet BBQ Sauce

Total Time 6 hours
Servings 5
Calories 907 kcal
Author Chad Montano


BBQ sauce


  1. Preheat smoker to 275 degrees F.
  2. Season meat with rib rub. Let sit 15 minutes. Smoke ribs for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Remove and spray with apple juice.
  3. On two large sheets of foil, arrange ribs. Top each with a few chunks of sliced butter, brown sugar and honey. Wrap each packet tightly. Place back in smoker for 2 hours.
  4. In large pot, mix together BBQ sauce ingredients. Place sauce in smoker for 30 to 45 minutes.
  5. Remove ribs from foil. Place back on grill. Coat with sauce. Continue cooking 30 more minutes.

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Nutrition Facts
Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Red Beet BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 907 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 25g125%
Cholesterol 205mg68%
Sodium 1094mg46%
Potassium 1076mg31%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 1339IU27%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.