Scott Hibb's Amazing Whiskey Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Recipe by Chippie1
READY IN: 3hrs




  • Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).
  • Cut each full rack of ribs in half, so that you have 4 half racks.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper (more pepper than salt), and 1 tablespoon chili pepper over meat.
  • Wrap each half rack in aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook and stir the onions in oil for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in water, tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, honey, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Season with 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, liquid smoke, whiskey, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, dark molasses, and 1/2 tablespoon ground chili pepper.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat.
  • Simmer for 1 1/4 hours, uncovered, or until sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat, and set sauce aside.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  • Remove the ribs from the oven, and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Remove the racks from the foil, and place on the grill.
  • Grill the ribs for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  • Brush sauce on the ribs while they're grilling, just before you serve them (adding it too early will burn it).