Total Time
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

moist and juicy a really great rib

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove the thin papery skin on the back of each rack of the ribs or ask your butcher to do it.
  2. Place the ribs in a roasting pan and pour the bourbon over them.
  3. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour, turning the ribs several times.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the rub in a bowl and stir to mix.
  5. Pour off and discard the bourbon.
  6. Sprinkle the ribs on both sides with 2/3 of the rub, patting it in with your fingers.
  7. Let the ribs marinate for 1 hour, while you light your grill.
  8. Set up your grill for indirect grilling and smoking, using wood chips and adjust the heat to 300 degrees.
  9. Arrange the ribs on a rack in the center of the grill away from the heat and cook until very tender and the meat has pulled away from the ends of the bones, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
  10. The last 15 minutes, brush the ribs with 1/3 cup sauce.
  11. Sprinkle with the remaining rub.
  12. Serve the remaining barbecue sauce on the side.


Most Helpful

Very good; nice and tender! Took NIta's advice, use the bourbon marinade in the BBQ sauce. Made for BBQ event in Cooking Photos.

Caroline Cooks July 13, 2008

Good except the chips need soaking in water before using.. Also this is a waste of bourbon. Put it in the sauce and reduce it.

Nita Holleman July 03, 2003

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