ribs are something we have wanted to make for a long time, but they always seem to be something that we figure are always gonna be better at a bbq joint somewhere in the south.  but this week, we decided to give it a try.  these pork ribs are made with our spice rub and a homemade bbq sauce.  we think they can be great on their own, but we think the combo of the two is heavenly.  we decided to go the route of not smoking, just a little time in the oven and a few minutes on the grill.  we thought they were amazing, but let us know what you think.

BBQ Pork Ribs

dry rub
1 tbs chili powder
1 tbs smoked paprika
1/2 tbs cumin
1/2 tbs instant espresso 
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
in a small bowl combine all ingredients.

bbq sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup applejack
1/8 cup dijon mustard
2-3 tbs hot sauce
1 tbs worcestershire sauce
1/2 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tbs butter
1 tbs cider vinegar
in a stock pot melt butter, add garlic and onion and cook until onions are translucent.  add all other ingredients into pot, and bring to a boil.  lower heat and cook 10 minutes to combine flavors, stirring every minute or so.  with a emulsion blender, blend all ingredients until smooth.

pork ribs
2 lbs pork babyback ribs (a little over or under 2 lbs is fine)
1 12 oz. beer
remove the white membrane on the back of the ribs.  sprinkle the ribs with the spice rub and work into entire rack, top and bottom.  place rib rack into roasting pan and pour beer into bottom of pan.  cover with foil and cook in oven for 2 hours at 300 degrees.  remove from pan and place on bbq grill at medium heat, top side up.  slather on bbq sauce and flip to other side and slather on more sauce.  repeat for 10 mins flipping and slathering frequently.  remove from grill, cut and serve with side of bbq sauce.  


Alejandra Ramos said...

These are beautiful photos! And the ribs look incredible.

Claire said...

I really like the photos! The recipe's a must-try!

Ash said...

So instead of coming to the just decided to bring the south home...? So smart! :)

Unknown said...

Oooh I will try this one soon. I think my boyfriend is getting sick of my indonesian cooking.