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Cedar-Smoked Baby Back Ribs  Recipe

Cedar-Smoked Baby Back Ribs


Dry-rubbed baby back ribs are smoked over a fragrant cedar plank on an outdoor grill in this recipe that yields tender, slow-cooked meat.


  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs
  • 1 (6x18-inch) cedar plank
  • ¾ cup barbeque sauce, or to taste


  1. Mix garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Spread over baby back ribs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Place plank on a rimmed baking sheet and pour in enough water to cover. Let soak before grilling, about 1 hour. Drain.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill to about 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Place plank on the grate and heat until slightly blackened, about 5 minutes. Flip plank and place ribs on top. Lower heat and cover the grill. Cook ribs, sprinkling some water on top every 30 minutes to create steam inside the grill, until tender, about 3 hours.
  4. Uncover grill and increase heat to high. Brush barbeque sauce over ribs. Cook until ribs are dark brown, about 2 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Cedar-Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 374.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 38 %
carbohydrates: 8 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 5 %
fat: 34 %
saturated fat: 41 %
cholesterol: 29 %
vitamin a iu: 2 %
niacin equivalents: 54 %
vitamin b6: 26 %
vitamin c: 4 %
folate: 2 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 97 %
magnesium: 18 %
potassium: 12 %
sodium: 77 %
thiamin: 37 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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