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Sue Lau's Note:
Great ribs recipe. The brine keeps the meat moist and juicy. The sauce is quite tasty as well! Recipe adapted from "Simply Perfect Grilling". Make the sauce ahead of time to save time and effort before cooking!
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- 4 lbs pork baby back ribs
for the brine
- 36 ounces beer
- 3 tablespoons kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon celery seed
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
for the honey bbq sauce
- 1Prepare your ribs by rinsing them off and removing the membrane on the back (slide a sharp knife under there to loosen it, then grab it with something dry like a paper towel and pull it off).
- 2You may cut your ribs into sections before brining, if desired.
- 3Mix together beer, salt, brown sugar, celery seed, cayenne pepper, black pepper and liquid smoke in a saucepan.
- 4Heat over low heat, stirring gently until all the salt dissolves; allow to cool.
- 5Place rib sections in a large ziplock or resealable bag and pour the cooled brine over; squeeze out as much air as possible and seal the bag.
- 6Allow the ribs to brine in this mixture, for 6 hours or overnight, rotating bag occasionally.
- 7Prior to cooking, remove ribs from brine and pat dry; discard used brine.
- 8Using a drip pan, prepare a grill for indirect cooking.
- 9Place the ribs over the drip pan and grill using indirect medium heat (test by placing your hand over the heat- you should be able to keep it there for about 3 seconds).
- 10Cover grill and cook for 1 1/2- 1 3/4 hours or until the ribs are tender, and the meat has pulled back from the edges of the bone slightly.
- 11Add additional coals during cooking if needed.
- 12Baste with honey bbq sauce during the last minutes of cooking, allowing the sauce to set.
- 13To make the sauce, cook onion and garlic in oil in a small saucepan until the onions become tender.
- 14Add the chili sauce, beer, honey, Worcestershire sauce and mustard to the pan, stirring to mix well.
- 15Bring sauce to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until it is as thick as you like it.
- 16Use sauce on ribs as a baste; sauce can be prepared ahead.
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Nutritional Facts for Beer Brined Baby Back Ribs With Honey Bbq Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (675 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1535.3
- Calories from Fat 739
- Total Fat 82.1 g
- Saturated Fat 27.2 g
- Cholesterol 312.9 mg
- Sodium 7272.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 85.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.6 g
- Sugars 58.7 g
- Protein 91.9 g