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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31 Reviews

  • 3-2-1 Ribs

    Posted by Bill on 10th Sep 2019

    Amazing. I used this recipe for spare ribs as well and they feel off the bone. I did use a different rub. l left them in fridge over night and took them out in am and let them sit for 2 hours at room temp. Tasted amazing and aesthetically looked amazing!

  • 3 2 1 ribs

    Posted by Andy on 2nd Sep 2019

    I have made these ribs a few times and they are amazing. The hardest thing about this cooking is removing the ribs from the foil after the 2 hour cook because the bones are falling off as you try to pick them up. The one thing I changed was replace the honey with 100% pure maple syrup and this gives a nice maple finish to the ribs as you eat them.

  • 3-2-1 Ribs

    Posted by Rand on 28th Jul 2019

    Simply amazing ... falling off the bone and flavor so good you’ll eat until you hit a food coma ! Way to go Rec Tec!

  • Outstanding

    Posted by David on 26th Jun 2019

    Made these as the first smoke project on my new stampede. Without our question, the best ribs I have ever made. Thanks Rec Tec!

  • 3-2-1 BAM!!!!

    Posted by Jason Lake on 24th Jun 2019

    Holy cow. Followed the recipe to a T with three racks of ribs yesterday and they were super moist, fall off the bone delicious!!! I did notice that one of the racks was a little less moist and that one was not wrapped in the foil tightly. Do as the instructions dictate and wrap tightly. So MOIST!!

  • 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.

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