Barbecue ribs are the quintessential dish for backyard barbecues and family reunions. Surprise your family & guests with this elevated recipe that infuses the meat with a smoky apple-bourbon sauce. Every mouthwatering bite is a tender piece of heaven! Smart Recipes, American Recipes, Pork Recipes, Recipes Pork American Apple-Bourbon Barbecue Ribs Apple-Bourbon Barbecue Ribs Recipe | PT3H35M Serves 6 Ingredients: 0.5 Cup Apple Wood Chips 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt 1 Tablespoon Sweet Paprika 0.75 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 0.75 Teaspoon Onion Powder 0.75 Teaspoon Ground Cumin 0.5 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper 0.125 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 0.125 Teaspoon Ground Ginger 4 Pounds Country-Style Pork Ribs 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter 1 Medium Onion 1 Medium Granny Smith Apple 3 Tablespoons Bourbon 2 Cups Your Favorite BBQ Sauce For BBQ Sauce: In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter and saute onions until softened about 5 minutes. Stir in the apple and continue to saute until most of the moisture has evaporated, about another 3 minutes. Carefully stir in the bourbon and simmer for another 5 minutes, finally stir in the prepared BBQ sauce and simmer for another 5 minutes. If not using the sauce right away, cover and refrigerate. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cover wood chips with water and let soak for at least 30 minutes, then drain well. With a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil, form a packet and place wood chips in the middle. Seal packet and pierce all over with a small knife. Set aside. Preheat the grill to 350 degrees. Add wood chip packet, cover, and wait until the chips start to smoke (normally 5-10 minutes). Meanwhile, prepare the spice rub; in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, and ginger. Rub the spice mixture over the surface of the ribs and rest for at least 5 minutes. Place the ribs on the grill and close the cover. Grill meat, turning occasionally, until they are cooked through and lightly charred, about 2 1/2 hours. Use meat brush to coat the ribs with reserved barbecue sauce on both sides and cook until glazed, about 5 minutes. Transfer ribs to a platter and serve with remaining sauce.



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