3-2-1 Ribs

3-2-1 Ribs

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  • St. Louis cut ribs
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tbsp REC TEC Grills Rossarooski's Honey Rib Rub
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 cup REC TEC BBQ Sauce


  1. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
  2. Rub the ribs with the yellow mustard.
  3. Season both sides of the ribs with the rub and allow to rest in the fridge for 2-6 hours.
  4. Cook on the REC TEC grill at 250ºF for 3 hours.
  5. After 3 hours, place each rack on a double layer of foil, add the honey, brown sugar, and butter to the top of the meat, close the loin well on 3 sides, add the apple cider, and seal the foil package very tightly.
  6. Cook an additional 2 hours at 250ºF.  
  7. Unwrap and place back on the grill for 1 hour, then glaze with REC TEC BBQ Sauce after 30 minutes.


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26 Reviews

  • Best ribs so far

    Posted by Tony on 2nd Jun 2019

    These were the best ribs I’ve made so far I did use baby backs instead of St Lewis style, we had some friends over for dinner and they were amazed and all they could say is they were the best ribs they ever had, I did use bone sucking rub and competition smoke seasoning from Pitboss as a base coating first then the bone sucking rub as a top coat. This is going to be the way I do ribs from now on

  • Awesome

    Posted by John Bell on 9th May 2019

    Love these ribs can use any combo of rub and sauce and it’s excellent on the Rec Tec

  • Phenomenal

    Posted by Jason S. on 24th Apr 2019

    This was the first thing I cooked on my Bull RT-700 and I did 3 racks with different bbq sauces. They were outstanding and everyone said they were some of the best ribs they have ever had. I had bones falling out of them just taking them off the grill, extremely tender and juicy!

  • 3-2-1 Ribs

    Posted by Kirk on 20th Apr 2019

    Made these ribs many times and again just last week. Fabulous every time. I also spritz on some apple juice during the last hour to keep the rub from getting too hard. Can’t beat the Rec Tek grill. Treager Schmeger.

  • 3-2-1 gone!

    Posted by Josh on 3rd Mar 2019

    The most tender fall off the bone ribs ever!

  • 3-2-1 Ribs Are Insane

    Posted by Dan on 29th Jan 2019

    I’m a new owner to the Bull. Made the ribs, used my own rub but otherwise followed the recipe. The ribs were SPECTACULAR!! I will definitely be making these again!

  • Great Ribs

    Posted by Dave Twinam on 15th Dec 2018

    While I really like the RecTec BBQ Sauce, my early experiments came out best with a heavier molasses based sauce as the ribs coated with it came out with better moisture .. though all were delicious!

  • 3-2-1 Ribs

    Posted by Richard Brummett on 4th Nov 2018

    I just got my Trailblazer grill on Tuesday, did the burn off and decided to try the 3-2-1 Ribs for my first experiment. This is my first pellet grill. I spoke to a Rec Tec rep first and he told me he does his ribs at 225 not 250 so I decided to cook them at 225. They were so moist and fall of the bone I will never cook ribs another way EVER. They were absolutely incredible. The best I have ever had. We had friends in from California and they also loved them. The Rec Tec Trailblazer keep the temperature within 2 degrees the entire 6 hour cook cycle. What and incredible grill. THANK YOU REC TEC!!!!

  • 3-2-1 ribs

    Posted by Jake on 20th Oct 2018

    I love this and my grill. Played around with this recipe about 4 times before I decided to cook multiple sets of ribs. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be smoked Turkey breast and these ribs. Hard to mess up and you can change a few ingredients as long as you follow the 3-2-1 and keep them moist. Thanks to who ever shared this one.

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