Bourbon BBQ Ribs
Recipe type: BBQ
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Serves: 6
Tender, moist BBQ baby back ribs rubbed with smokey, rich spices and glazed with a homemade bourbon BBQ sauce.
  • 3 racks of pork baby back ribs (membrane removed)
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp urfa biber
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1½ tbsp dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp red chile flakes
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • pepper to taste
  1. Mix the spice rub ingredients together and rub onto ribs. Wrap each rack of ribs individually in cling film and return to the fridge to marinate for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Preheat the BBQ to 300F. The ribs will be cooked using indirect heat, so only turn on the burners on one side of the BBQ.
  3. Remove the ribs from the fridge to come to room temperate. Wrap each rack in foil and place on the BBQ on the indirect side. Cook for 2 hours.
  4. In the meantime, combine all ingredients for the sauce in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, whisking frequently then reduce to simmer for 30 minutes until thickened.
  5. Once the ribs are cooked. Remove from foil and brush with sauce. Increase the heat of the BBQ and sear ribs for 5 - 7 minutes.
  6. Remove from the BBQ and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
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