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I think it’s safe to say that we skipped Spring and jumped straight into Summer, right? It’s been in the upper 80’s/90’s here in Kentucky for almost two weeks now, and while I love Spring I’m okay with starting Summer a little earlier than usual. Why? Because that means it’s BBQ season a little earlier than usual as well.
In typical Kentucky fashion I decided to christen my new grill with a Bourbon related dish, and boy did these Bulleit Bourbon BBQ Ribs hit the spot. This was my foray into cooking ribs, and admittedly I was a little nervous about. I mean, they’re definitely one of those things that you can either go REALLY well, or REALLY badly. I’m happy to report that these were fall of the bone deliciousness in every sense of the word though. Biggest tip from me is to pick up quality product, like I did with Smithfield when I was shopping Wal-Mart last. Living in the South I’ve definitely had my fair share of BBQ ribs over the year, and these ribs from Smithfield were quite possibly some of the most tender I’ve ever had the pleasure of chowing down on.
Ingredients for Dry Rub
- 2 Racks of Baby Back Pork Ribs
- 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Smoked Paprika
- 1/4 Cup Cayenne Pepper
- 1/4 Cup Garlic Powder
- 1/4 Cup Onion Powder
- 1/4 Cup Kosher Salt
- 2 Tbsp. Ginger Powder
- 2 Tbsp. Ancho Chile Powder
- 2 Tbsp. Black Pepper
Ingredients for Sauce
- 2 Cups Bourbon
- 1 Cup ketcup
- 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp. Molasses
- 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Assemble dry rub, apply to ribs and wrap in aluminum foil.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 3 hours.
- While baking combine sauce ingredients.
- Remove from oven, brush with sauce, and grill for roughly 30 minutes to char the sauce.
Visit the Get Fired Up Grilling website for additional recipes and tips from BBQ Pitmasters Moe Cason and Tuffy Stone. Also enter to win a trip to the American Royal BBQ contest and other great grilling prizes!