Recipe: Hollywood Baby Back Ribs

Recipe: Hollywood Baby Back Ribs

Nov 08, 2023Bearded Butcher Blend Seasoning Co.

Looking for a new recipe for your next backyard barbecue?  You're in the right place!  These ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender and full of flavor, thanks to our signature Bearded Butcher Blend Hollywood Seasoning.

The Bearded Butcher's Hollywood Blend is a sweet and sultry combination of pure cane sugar and molasses that caramelizes to perfection. It adds the right amount of sweetness to the ribs that's absolutely irresistible to everyone!

Here's how to make them:



Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Start by removing the membrane from the back of the ribs if it hasn't been done already. If unsure how to do this process, learn here.
  2. Next, season the ribs with Bearded Butcher Blend Hollywood Seasoning.  Optionally, a binder like mustard or oil can be used.
  3. Preheat the smoker to 225°F while the seasoned ribs are allowed to sweat out for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Place the ribs on the smoker bone down for the first hour. Use super smoke if available. Lightly spritz the ribs every 45-60 minutes. A Dr.Pepper or a 50/50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water make great spritz combinations.
  5. After the first hour, turn the temperature up to 250°F for the next 3 hours, and continue spritzing periodically.
  6. After 3 hours have passed, choose whether or not to wrap the ribs. The total cooking time will be the same either way.
  7. If you like more bite, with a little pull off the bone don’t wrap. Just add another hour at 250°F and skip the next step.
  8. If you want more tender, fall off the bone ribs, wrap in foil or our Bearded Butcher Pink Butcher Paper. Put the ribs meat down into a thin bed of brown sugar, a couple pads of butter, and a few stripes of honey. After the ribs are wrapped, put them back on the smoker for another hour at 250°F, meat down. 
  9. Once that hour has passed, unwrap and/or sauce, and finish the ribs with 20 minutes at 275°F.
  10. Remove from smoke, rest 10 minutes and enjoy!


  • Soaking the ribs in Dr.Pepper will play a huge role in tenderizing and flavoring the ribs due to the sugar and carbonization in the soda.
  • If you don't have a smoker, you can grill the ribs in your oven. Preheat your oven to 225°F and cook the ribs for 3-4 hours, or until they are tender.
  • The cooking time may vary depending on the size of the ribs and heat of your smoker or oven.


The result is a delicious and tender rack of ribs that is perfect for any occasion. So fire up your smoker and give this recipe a try today!  Let us know how your ribs turned out by sharing them on  Facebook or Instagram and don't forget to tag us!


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