I got your back Jack ....“ baby backs “

Irisa Raina 9


That little splash of bourbon, just adds that something special to the sauce.
Of course this is optional, but if you do add it make sure you remove the pot from the heat.
Even one drop can flame up so please be careful.
And for removing the silver skin, I use a pair of needle nose pliers. These do not go outside of my kitchen, but if you don’t have these you can wet some paper towels and pull it off that way.
Also I should say that most of the alcohol will cook off, so if you are serving these to the young’ins you won’t have to worry.

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2 Hr 30 Min


1 slab baby backs
1 – 12 ounce bottle tropicana no pulp orange juice
2 or 3 jiggers of jim beam bourbon “ optional “ i used 3 ha ha ha
½ cup honey
1 – 12 ounce bottle chili sauce
3 tablespoons bold mustard
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper “ or to taste “
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
heavy duty foil


2Reserve 1 cup to serve on the side.
3Add the juice, bourbon, honey, chili sauce, mustard, pepper, salt, sugar & cayenne pepper to a pot and bring it to a boil, then turn down and cook on low till it is thick and has reduced. Let this cool completely.
4Make a foil boat for the ribs.
5Trim any silver skin off the ribs, and set inside the foil boat.
6Keep them meat side down and pour the marinade over the ribs and seal them.
7Put them in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
8Bring them out at least 30 minutes before you fire up the grille, leaving them sealed. You’ll want these to come to room temperature before putting them on the grille.
9When the coals are ready, place the foil package to the side for “indirect cooking”..
10Close the cover of the grille and cook for about 1 hour.
11After that amount of time, open the foil carefully and flip the ribs over.
12Add more coals if necessary.
13Baste the ribs with the juice/marinade that has formed inside the foil, leave the foil open, and close the grille and cook for one additional hour.
14Once they are beautifully browned they are done.
15Serve with some additional sauce on the side.

About I got your back Jack ....“ baby backs “

Course/Dish: Marinades, Other Sauces, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids