Baby Back Ribs Three Ways: Maple Bourbon

Maple Bourbon Baby Back Ribs | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

 

Part One in a Three Part Series

Do you find yourself in a rut when it comes to the way your prepare pork ribs?  Slap a little rib rub on, maybe some BBQ sauce.  Same rib, different day.  Maple Bourbon ribs can help get you on the way to a more satisfying rib experience.

This recipe is the first in a three part series on baby back ribs. Each style of rib starts with the same basic spices, but is then transformed by the flavorful glazes that are basted onto each rack.

You do not need a BBQ or grill to make these ribs, as they are all slow roasted in the oven until meltingly tender.  Basting with the Maple Bourbon sauce frequently layers on the flavors.

 

 

Maple Bourbon Baby Back Ribs | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

 

 

Recipe: Seasoned Salt

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Keep in an airtight container.

Copyright © Cheryl D Lee.

Recipe: Maple Bourbon Baby Back Ribs

Ingredients

  • 1 full rack pork baby back ribs
  • seasoned salt
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 250° F.
  2. Generously sprinkle the rack on both sides with seasoned salt, rub to distribute well.
  3. Place ribs onto a foil lined large baking sheet.
  4. Roast the rack for one hour.
  5. While the ribs are cooking, stir together the apple juice, maple syrup, bourbon and chipotle chile.
  6. Baste the rack with the maple bourbon sauce, roast for 15 minutes, baste the rack again.
  7. Repeat basting every 15 minutes, until the ribs have roasted for 2 1/2 – 3 hours and very tender.
  8. Let the rack rest about 10 minutes before cutting into individual ribs.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Copyright © Cheryl D Lee.

 

Comments

  1. LS Gourment says

    Just printed this one out and made the seasoned salt. I can’t wait to go shopping for the ribs. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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