Ribs are one of Americas top ranked foods. Unfortunately many people don't have the expertise to create delicious ribs at home for their families. This recipe for sweet and spicy ribs will surely be a hit at your table. The Jack Daniels BBQ sauce ties everything together and adds that little bit of smokey flavour that completes the dish.
Note* All alchohol will cook out of the sauce and is safe for consumption by children
Preparing the Ribs
2 racks of pork ribs
1/4 cup salt
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
2 or 3 tbsp ceyanne pepper (depending on your taste)
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup onion powder
1 tbsp black pepper
Preheat the oven to 250. In a small bowl combine all of the dry ingredients making sure to break apart all the clumps of the brown sugar. When thouroughly combined set the rub aside.
To clean and prep the ribs remove the silverskin membrane on the underside of the ribs. To remove silverskin simply make a small cut in the membrane and pull it from the underside. Small bits can remain. Cuts the ribs into smaller racks of 3 to 4 bones to make cooking and serving much simpler.
Place the chopped ribs into a large baking dish. Make sure your baking dish has a lid. Add the rub to the ribs and place the rub into the dish. Cover with the lid and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds or until the ribs are completely covered.
Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pan making sure to not wash off any rub. This water will help to keep the ribs incredibly moist. Place the dish in the preheated oven and cook for 3 hours.
When cooking is done, remove the dish from the oven and let the ribs to rest for 5-10 minutes to lock in all the juices prior to serving.
Serve on a large platter and spread the ribs evenly to ensure a nice presentation. Immediately prior to serving remove the exess fluid from the baking dish and drizzle over the pile of ribs on the platter. This fluid is where all the spice is so use it sparingly.
Serve and enjoy
Preparing the Sauce
2 cups Jack Daniels Whiskey
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp ceyanne pepper
Combine all of the ingredients in a small or medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once a boil is reached reduce the temperature and let the sauce simmer. Simmer sauce until it reaches the consistancy of a light syrup.
Serve the sauce in either a gravy boat or drizzle over the entire platter of ribs.
Optional* you may want to add some of the extra cooking juices from the rib dish to add a little extra kick to this sauce. It will help tie the sauce and ribs together.