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Playing Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon Barbecue Sauce


  • 2 racks baby back ribs
For the Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 shots of good quality bourbon
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark amber maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • Coarse black pepper


Bring a large pot of water up to a bubble, add ribs water and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 25 minutes.

Remove ribs and grill on a grill pan or outdoor grill. Every couple of minutes slather with barbecue sauce and continue grilling until ribs are tender, about 15 minutes.

For the Bourbon Barbecue Sauce:

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepot and bring to a low bubble. Simmer gently and reduce for 20 minutes.