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Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon Infused Grilling Sauce
Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon Infused Grilling Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 30 mins
 
t's now grilling season, and ribs are a definite classic for summer grilling. These tasty Grilled Baby Back Ribs are slow cooked in the oven with a dry rub, and grilled to perfection over hot coals with the awesome Bourbon Infused Grilling Sauce.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 945 kcal
Author: Chula King
Ingredients
  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs*
Dry Rub
  • 2 Tablespoons Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Bourbon Infused Grilling Sauce
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped (about 1/2 onion)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup bourbon whiskey I used Jack Daniels, but any brand will work
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chili sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons (80 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or to taste
Instructions
  1. Remove membrane from back of ribs; cut into 4 to 5 serving size pieces.
Dry Rub
  1. Add all dry rub ingredients in jar with lid. Screw on lid; shake to evenly combine. Spread dry rub on both sides of rib pieces. Securely wrap in aluminum foil. Refrigerate for several hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 250° F. Place foil packets of ribs on foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 3 hours or until fork tender.
Bourbon Infused Grilling Sauce
  1. Combine the onion, garlic, and bourbon in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until onion begins to soften. Mix in the salt, pepper, chili sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Purée in blender until smooth. If too thick, add water to desired consistency. Yield: About 2 cups.

  2. Grill over hot coals, for about 15 minutes, turning and basting frequently.
  3. Yield: 3 to 4 servings.
Chula's Expert Tips

*Note: There is enough Bourbon Infused Grilling Sauce to grill two racks of ribs.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon Infused Grilling Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 945 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 251mg84%
Sodium 4147mg173%
Potassium 1840mg53%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 70g140%
Vitamin A 2630IU53%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 159mg16%
Iron 6.1mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.