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Spirited Bourbon Ribs

Spirited Bourbon Ribs

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Marinate 12 hrs
  • Grill 1 hr

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 -4 pounds pork loin back ribs
  • 1 recipe Barbecue Sauce (see recipe below)

Directions

  1. For rub, in a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, mustard, salt, red pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon.
  2. Rub spice mixture on ribs. Place ribs in a large shallow roasting pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. To grill*, cut rib racks into 4- to 6-rib sections. In a grill with a cover, arrange preheated coals around a drip pan for indirect grilling. Test for medium** heat above the pan. Place ribs on the grill rack over the drip pan. Cover and grill for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until tender, turning occasionally. Brush ribs with 1-1/2 cups of the Barbecue Sauce during the last 10 minutes of grilling.
  4. Heat the remaining sauce in a saucepan. Serve ribs with warm sauce. Makes 4 servings.

Note

  • ** To test for medium heat, you should be able to hold your hand over the drip pan at the height of the food for 4 seconds before you have to pull away.

Note

  • * To roast ribs in the oven: Cut rib racks into 4- to 6-rib sections. Place ribs, bone side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Drain fat. Turn ribs meaty side up. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degree F, bake 30 minutes more. Spoon 1-1/2 cups of the sauce over ribs and bake 30 minutes more or until tender.

Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup bourbon or water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup coarse-grain brown mustard
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 6 - ounce can tomato paste (1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 small, dried ancho pepper, seeded and cut into small pieces

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook onion, green onion and garlic in hot cooking oil until tender. Stir in brown sugar, bourbon or water, ketchup, mustard, the 1/2 cup water, the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, apple juice, cumin, and ancho pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until desired consistency. Makes about 3-1/4 cups sauce.

Nutrition Facts

(Spirited Bourbon Ribs)

Servings Per Recipe 4, chol. (mg) 99, carb. (g) 41, Fat, total (g) 17, cal. (kcal) 570, fiber (g) 3, sodium (mg) 865

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