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Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs

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My love of ribs continues with these crazy good Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs! I made these ribs for dinner on Easter, and they were amazing!! If you do not follow me on instagram {which you should} or facebook, you may not know that I do not like ham, at all.

barbecue ribs on a white plate sitting on a blue checkered napkin with a jar of barbecue sauce and bottle of bourbon in the background

So we never have the traditional ham dinner with scalloped potatoes on Easter like the the rest of the country. We have ham’s much tastier relative instead.

If you have no desire to make your own sauce, you could  just buy a bottle of Guy Fieri’s Bourbon Brown Sugar, Sweet & Sticky Barbecue Sauce at the grocery store. My Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce is much better {Alex agrees}…..

a jar of barbecue sauce with a brush in the foreground and bottle of bourbon in the background

but Guy’s is really good in a pinch. These ribs are so easy to make, and you can finish them on the grill or under the broiler.

How to make Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs:

Start by placing your sliced onions on a baking sheet, and place the rack of ribs on top…..

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs onions cookingwithcurls.com

Mix the water and bourbon together…..

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs water cookingwithcurls.com

and pour over the ribs. Sprinkle garlic, onion, and chipotle powders over the ribs…..

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs pan cookingwithcurls.com

and cover completely with aluminum foil…..

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs foil cookingwithcurls.com

Place in a preheated 300 degree oven and cook for 2 hours, until tender and they start to pull away from the bone…..

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs cooked cookingwithcurls.com

Remove ribs from pan and place on a clean baking sheet or large platter. Spread with Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce…..

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs sauce cookingwithcurls.com

Option 1 – place ribs on a preheated grill to caramelize the sauce…..

Place ribs on grill cookingwithcurls.com

Option 2 – place ribs in the oven under the broiler to caramelize the sauce…..

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs grilled cookingwithcurls.com

Cut ribs between the bones and serve with additional sauce…..

a rack of barbecue ribs with a sauce covered brush and a glass jar of sauce on a white wooden background

You know you want them!!

I served these ribs with steamed broccoli and my favorite Crispy Herb Roasted Potatoes and Tiramisu Ice Cream for dessert.

More delicious rib recipes:

Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Ribs

Guinness Barbecue Ribs

Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs

Cabernet Barbecue Ribs

Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

Instant Pot Wine Braised Short Ribs

Enjoy!!

barbecue ribs on a white plate sitting on a blue checkered napkin with a jar of barbecue sauce and bottle of bourbon in the background

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs

These Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs are sweet, and tangy with an occasional kick that kind of sneaks up on you!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon, ribs, pork, oven, baked, barbecue, recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 large onions sliced
  • 1 rack pork ribs
  • garlic powder - onion powder - chipotle powder to taste
  • ½ cup bourbon whiskey I used Knob Creek - 100 proof
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Bourbon and Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Arrange sliced onion rings on a baking sheet. Place rack of ribs on top of the onion rings. If ribs do not fit, cut into two separate pieces.
  • Mix water and bourbon together, and pour over the ribs. Sprinkle ribs with garlic powder, onion powder, and chipotle powder.
  • Completely cover baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil, and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 2 hours, or until meat is tender and starts to fall of the bone.
  • Carefully remove baking sheet from the oven. Place ribs on a clean baking sheet or large platter, and brush with barbecue sauce.
  • Option 1 - Place ribs on a preheated barbecue grill to caramelize the sauce and add a smokey flavor.
  • Option 2 - Place ribs in oven under the broiler to caramelize the sauce.
  • Cut ribs in between the bones and serve with additional sauce.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 832mg | Potassium: 740mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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22 Comments

  1. Mmmm! They look sooo good! I’d much rather have these instead of ham on Easter.

    I’m adding the recipe to my Pepperplate app so I can try it myself!

    Thanks for sharing through the Show Stopper Saturday link up, otherwise I might have never found this yummy goodness!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at the Say G’day Saturday link up Lisa. This looks delicious! I’ve shared it on G+, FB and Pinterest.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  3. These look amazing! I’m sure we’ll be firing up the grill this weekend. Now I know what will be on it! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing.

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