Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby Back Ribs!

Good evening my wonderful bloggers! Tonight, I felt like splurging a bit. I have not had baby back ribs in ages (yes, I do mean AGES) and I thought that this would be the perfect treat for you all. Doesn't just the thought of ribs smothered in barbeque sauce make you drool? Okay, enough teasing you all. Let's grab this recipe and our aprons and head into the kitchen!

Whiskey Grilled Baby Back Ribs

You will need:

  • 2 (2 pound) slabs baby back pork ribs
  • coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground red chili pepper
  • 2.25 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2.5 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1.25 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring
  • 2 teaspoons whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dark molasses
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground red chili pepper

Are you still there? I hope this extensive list didn't scare you away!

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. 
  2. Cut each full rack of ribs in half, so that you have 4 half racks. 
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper, and 1 tablespoon chili pepper over the meat. 
  4. Wrap each half rack in aluminum foil. 
  5. Bake for 2.5 hours. 
  6. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. 
  7. Cook and stir the onions in oil for 5 minutes. 
  8. Stir in water, tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, honey, and Worcestershire sauce. 
  9. Season with 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, liquid smoke, whiskey, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, dark molasses, and 1/2 tablespoon ground chili pepper. 
  10. Bring  the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat. 
  11. Simmer for 1.25 hours, uncovered, or until sauce thickens. 
  12. Remove from heat, and set sauce aside. 
  13. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. 
  14. Remove the ribs from the oven, and let stand 10 minutes. 
  15. Remove the racks from the foil, and place on the grill. 
  16. Grill the ribs for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. 
  17. Brush sauce on the ribs while they're grilling, just before you serve them because adding it too early will burn it.
  18. Enjoy!

I hope you all enjoyed this some what festive occassion for us. It's not often that we enjoy a nice rack of baby back ribs, huh? Well, that's all for tonight folks. I'll catch you on the flip side! Happy blogging to all!