Cherry Dr. Pepper Ribs | Pellet Grill

August 4, 2021
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Cherry Dr. Pepper Ribs | Pellet Grill

Cherry Dr. Pepper Ribs on the Traeger Pellet Grill
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Resting 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ribs
Servings 4 people



  • Get pellet grill (or grill of choice) up to 250º, we used the new Royal Oak Charcoal Pellets for this cook.
  • Trim ribs to your liking.
  • Apply binder to rib if you wish, we used yellow mustard.
  • Season back side of rib with a light to medium coat of Heath Riles BBQ Hot BBQ Rub.
  • Season back side of rib with Heath Riles BBQ Cherry Rub.
  • Allow rib to rest / sweat for 10 minutes on this side.
  • Repeat steps 3-6 for front side of the ribs.
  • Place ribs on the grill and allow to cook for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hour mark, spritz with Dr. Pepper.
  • Allow ribs to cook an additional hour (total of 3 hours at this point) and remove to wrap with Heath Riles BBQ Butter Bath.
  • Wrap each slab of rib with Heath Riles BBQ Butter Bath mixture (1/4 cup of Butter Bath to 3/4 cup of Apple Juice per slab of ribs).
  • Return wrapped ribs to grill for about another hour and a half or until you get a temperature of around 204º-206º.
  • Remove ribs from grill once desired temperature is reached and allow them to rest for at least 10 minutes.
  • Once rested, brush both sides of the ribs with Dr. Pepper Sweet BBQ Sauce. For this sauce we just reduced 12 oz of Dr. Pepper down over heat and mixed with 1/2 bottle of Heath Riles BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce.
  • Return sauced ribs to the grill for 20-30 minutes to allow sauce to set.



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Keyword Pellet Grill, Ribs, Traegar
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