Dinner, Meat, Outdoor Cooking

Smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 1h 15 mins
  • Skill Medium
  • Serves 4 people

Smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Wheat, Mustard, Eggs

Recipe tags



  • 2 x racks pork loin “baby back” ribs (about 450g each), cut in half
  • 50g BBQ seasoning
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 100-200ml cider vinegar, for basting, divided
  • 150ml BBQ sauce

Sides (Optional)

  • Corn on the cob
  • Premade coleslaw
  • BBQ baked beans
  • Sliced white bread

Cooking mode

When entering cooking mode - We will enable your screen to stay ‘always on’ to avoid any unnecessary interruptions whilst you cook!


  • Step 1

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place.  

  • Step 2

    Liberally cover ribs on all sides with BBQ seasoning and salt.  

  • Step 3

    Shingle ribs onto grill plate or place in rib rack. Using a brush, gently dap the ribs with vinegar, flip, and repeat. Close the lid.  

  • Step 4

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scope to pour pellets into the smoker box until filled to the top. Then close the smoke box lid.  

  • Step 5

    Turn dial to select SMOKER, set temperature to 150°C, and set time to 1 hour 10 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin cooking (preheating is not needed). 

  • Step 6

    After 30 minutes, open lid and dab ribs with vinegar, flip, and repeat. Close lid to continue cooking. 

  • Step 7

    When 10 minutes remain, open lid and baste ribs with BBQ sauce. Close lid and cook for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, open lid, flip ribs and baste again with BBQ sauce. Close lid and continue cooking. Cooking is done when an instant-read food probe reads between 85˚C-90˚C 

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, open lid, transfer the ribs to a serving platter and let rest for 10 minutes before serving alongside corn, coleslaw, beans, and bread, if desired.