BROWN SUGAR AND BOURBON RIBS
- Cooking Time:
- Servings: 4
- Preparation Time:
- 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon (packed) golden brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 2- to 2 1/4-pound racks baby back pork ribs
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
- 6 thin rounds peeled fresh ginger
- 1 1/4 cups apple cider
- For ribs:
- Mix first 7 ingredients in small bowl.
- Using small sharp knife, loosen membrane from underside of each rib rack and pull off (or score membrane).
- Rub 1 tablespoon seasoning mix into each side of each rib rack.
- Place ribs in large roasting pan.
- Cover and chill at least 6 hours and up to 1 day.
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Lift ribs from pan. Scatter onion, cinnamon stick, and ginger in pan.
- Pour in cider.
- Return ribs, meat side down, to pan; cover pan with foil.
- Roast ribs until meat is tender and begins to pull away from bones, about 2 hours. Uncover; cool at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
- Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
- Grill ribs until heated through and slightly charred, about 5 minutes per side.
- Brush generously on all sides with basting sauce.
- Grill until sauce becomes sticky glaze, about 3 minutes longer per side.
- Transfer rib racks to cutting board.
- Cut racks between bones into individual ribs. Arrange on platter and serve, passing remaining sauce separately.