Sweet N Smokey Baby Back Ribs


Packed with flavor, this recipe makes for tender, juicy ribs.


Prep Time: 1 hour


Cook Time: 90 minutes


Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings

Measurements Ingredients Savings Availability
3 racks (2-1/2 to 3   Pork Ribs Weekly Special $3.99 lb. - Save $2 lb. Add to Shopping list
1 cup  Bourbon Whiskey

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1 tbs.  salt $ Add to Shopping list
1 tbs.  Pepper $ Add to Shopping list
1 tbs.  Paprika $ Add to Shopping list
1 tbs.  Light Brown Sugar $ Add to Shopping list
1 tsp.  Garlic Powder $ Add to Shopping list
1 tsp.  Onion Powder $ Add to Shopping list
2 cups  BBQ Wood Chips

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Preferably whiskey barrel chips or hickory drained.

  BBQ Sauce $ Add to Shopping list

1. Remove the thin papery skin from the back or each rack of ribs (pull it off in a sheet with your fingers, using a corner of a dish towel to gain a secure grip) place the ribs in a roasting pan and pour the bourbon over them. Let the ribs marinate in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour, turning the ribs several times.

2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the salt, pepper, paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, and onion powder.

3. Pour off and discard the bourbon from the ribs. Sprinkle the ribs on both sides with 2/3 of the rub, patting it in with your fingers. Let the ribs marinate for 30 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, preheat the grill. Set up th grill for indirect grilling and smoking, using wood chips, and adjust the heat to medium or 350°F.

5. Arrange the ribs on a rack in the center of the grill away from the heat and cook until the ribs are tender and the meat has pulled away from the ends of the bone, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, The last 15 minutes, brush the ribs with 1/3 cup barbecue sauce. Sprinkle the ribs with the remaining rub. Serve the ribs with barbecue sauce on the side.