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Whiskey Glazed Baby Back Ribs


For the ribs:

  • 2 2 pound slabs of baby back ribs, silver skin removed, & cut in half
  • BBQ spice mix I like Penzey’s BBQ 3000…or you could even whip up your own

For the whiskey glaze:

  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Rub the BBQ spice mix on the front & back of the ribs. Wrap individually in aluminum foil, & bake for 2.5 hours. Let rest for about 10 minutes before unwrapping.
  • While the ribs are cooking, combine all of the whiskey glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer for at least 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Preheat your grill on high heat. Remove the racks from the foil, & place on the grill. Grill for 3-5 minutes on each side, basting each side with the whiskey glaze before they come off of the grill.