Spice-Rubbed Ribs With Tomato-Tequila Sauce

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • Make the rub: in a bowl, combine the rub ingredients; mix with your fingertips.
  • Remove the thin membrane from the back of each rack of ribs; let ribs stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before grilling.
  • Use about half of the rub to season the ribs on both sides.
  • Grill, meat side down, over Indirect Low heat (grill temperature should be about 300°) for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the sauce: in a saucepan over med-high heat, warm the oil.
  • Add in the garlic; cook until it begins to brown, about 30 seconds, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the tequila and stand back (it might flame up).
  • Add in the remaining sauce ingredients and the remaining rub.
  • Stir the mixture, and then simmer until it reaches a thin sauce consistency, 8-10 minutes.
  • After the ribs have cooked for 30 minutes, turn them over.
  • Continue to grill for another 30 minutes, and then start basting with the sauce every 15 minutes for the last 30-60 minutes of grilling.
  • Grill until the meat is very tender and has shrunk back from the ends of the bones.
  • The total cooking time should be 1 ½ to 2 hours.
  • Transfer the ribs to a baking sheet; cover tightly with foil.
  • Let rest for 30 minutes before slicing into individual ribs; serve warm.
Advertisement