Summer is the perfect time to slow cook some ribs on the grill while floating in the pool.
- 2 racks of baby back pork ribs
- 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup smoked paprika
- 1/4 cup cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup garlic powder
- 1/4 cup onion powder
- 2 tbs ginger powder
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 2 tbs ground black pepper
Bourbon BBQ Sauce
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 1 garlic clove finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce plus more to taste
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon of Adobo Sauce
- 2 teaspoons of Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more to taste
- Prepare your ribs by removing the filmy membrane on the bone side of the rack. This tough material blocks flavor reaching the meat and will make the ribs tough. With a paring knife, start at one end of the rack and carefully peel the membrane away from the surface of the last bone. Use a paper towel to grip and remove it with one easy motion.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl to make your rub – brown sugar, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, ginger, salt & pepper
- Cover each rack of ribs with dry rub (front and back). Refrigerate for 4-24 hours.
- Heat your grill to 350 degrees (medium heat).
- Take racks out of fridge and place in aluminum foil creating packets.
- Place your rib packets on the grill and let cook for 1 1/2 hours. Occasionally turning over the packets.
- Remove your rib packets from the grill and open 1 and test with a fork. The meat should easily pull away from the bone.
- Let both packets rest for 10 mins and make your BBQ Sauce.
Make BBQ Sauce
- Sauté onion and garlic in oil in a saucepan until soft, about 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook 8 minutes, stirring. Season with more pepper or Worcestershire sauce to taste.
- Optional: Use an Immersion Blender to get a smooth consistency
- Pull the ribs from the packets, baste both sides with the BBQ sauce, and add back to the medium heated grill.
- Baste and turn frequently for 10-15 mins until the sauce is caramelized and charred.
- Serve the ribs with extra BBQ Sauce.