Smokin' Maple Bacon Beer Baby Back Ribs

"An awesome rib recipe - from the beer store, of course!!"
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Ready In:
3hrs 45mins




  • RIBS: Using a sharp knife, diamond score the membrane on the back side of the ribs.
  • Rub both sides with BBQ seasoning, pressing the seasoning into the meat.
  • Preheat the oven to 325F.
  • Lay the ribs, meat side down, in a roasting pan.
  • Lay 3- 4 orange slices on the back of each rib.
  • Pour in beer& cover with lid or aluminum foil.
  • Braise ribs in the oven for 2- 2 1/2 hours or until tender.
  • Remove from oven& allow to cool.
  • SAUCE: Fry diced bacon in a medium saucepan over medium heat until its half cooked.
  • Add garlic, onion& jalapenos and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender.
  • Pour beer into pan, stirring to loosen flavourful bits on the bottom.
  • Bring mixture to a rolling boil; reduce heat to medium low& continue to boil until reduced by half.
  • Add remaining ingredients& return to a boil; reduce heat to low& simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  • Seasonwith salt& set aside.
  • GRILLING: Preheat grill to medium high.
  • Remove ribs from pan, discarding orange slices& braising liquid.
  • Grill ribs for 6- 8 minutes per side, until lightly charred.
  • Baste both sides with reserved sauce.
  • Turn grill heat down to medium low, close lid& allow ribs to slow roast for 10- 15 minutes until sauce is sticky& bubbling.
  • Cut between every 3rd rib& toss with remaining sauce before serving with LOTS of damp finger towels.

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  1. Carmen B.
    I found this to be a tasty recipe, but had to change a few things. I cooked this all the way through in the oven as I don't have a BBQ yet. I cooked the ribs only for 1 1/2 hrs. and they still were falling off the bone and I also used regular beef ribs as I didn't have Baby Back ribs. I also started the sauce when I started the ribs then just reheated. When I started the sauce I forgot to reduce the beer first before adding remaining ingredients (oops) so I just simmered for 40 min. and still worked out good and also thickened. I also added only 1 tbsp. of hot sauce and still found this to be very hot. Next time I will omit hot sauce all together as the jalapenos do the trick. By doing this in the oven only you may find this dish to be a great cold day supper as we did.


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