Brown Sugar and Bourbon Ribs
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INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 4
  • Ribs
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. For ribs:
  2. Mix first 7 ingredients in small bowl.
  3. Using small sharp knife, loosen membrane from underside of each rib rack and pull off (or score membrane).
  4. Rub 1 tablespoon seasoning mix into each side of each rib rack.
  5. Place ribs in large roasting pan.
  6. Cover and chill at least 6 hours and up to 1 day.
  7. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  8. Lift ribs from pan. Scatter onion, cinnamon stick, and ginger in pan.
  9. Pour in cider.
  10. Return ribs, meat side down, to pan; cover pan with foil.
  11. 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.
  12. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
  13. Grill ribs until heated through and slightly charred, about 5 minutes per side.
  14. Brush generously on all sides with basting sauce.
  15. Grill until sauce becomes sticky glaze, about 3 minutes longer per side.
  16. Transfer rib racks to cutting board.
  17. Cut racks between bones into individual ribs. Arrange on platter and serve, passing remaining sauce separately.