Baby Back Ribs seasoned with a simple spice rub mix, cooked low in the oven and smothered in a delicious lip-smacking Bourbon and Peach BBQ Sauce.
These mouthwatering Bourbon and Peach BBQ ribs are fool proof! Cooked in the oven restaurant style until fall-off-the-bone tender. These are the easiest and most delicious ribs you’ll ever eat!
I love cooking ribs and I always cook them restaurant style. In the oven! Unless you have a smoker and enjoy the long process, I think this is the best and easiest method for fall-off-the-bone, evenly cooked ribs without any stress.
All you need to do is season your ribs, wrap then snugly in foil and bake them in a low oven for a couple of hours. How hard could that be?
These Bourbon and Peach BBQ Ribs have a smoky flavor that comes from brushing the ribs with a little bit of liquid smoke before adding and rubbing the spice mix. A little liquid smoke goes a long way! A light brushing does the trick and you may not even use the entire amount asked for in the recipe.
The Bourbon and Peach BBQ Sauce is very simple to make and takes very little time. The bourbon adds such a nice oakiness to the sauce and the peach makes it sweet and fruity without being overly sweet (you know me – I am not big on over the top sweetness).
- Prepare your ribs for tender success by always removing the underside membrane before cooking. The easiest way is by using a knife to free a corner of the membrane. Lift the loose part of the membrane and with a paper towel rip it off – like a band-aid!!
- You can add more cayenne pepper to the spice rub for extra heat.
- After rubbing the spice mix on the ribs, you can let them sit on the counter for an hour before baking or you can refrigerate them covered for up to 24 hours.
- Although the recipe calls for baby back ribs, you can use any other style ribs that you may prefer.
- Do you love Peaches as much as I do? This Sticky Chicken with Peach Glaze and Grilled Peaches is amazing! Sweet, spicy and a lot easy!
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- 1 rack baby back ribs
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, to brush the ribs
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3/4 cup peach preserves
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoom Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
Rinse ribs and pat dry with paper towels. Remove the membrane on the back of the ribs.
With a brush, apply liquid smoke on the meaty part of the ribs. You may not need to use the whole amount of liquid smoke (1 teaspoon). A quick brush on is all you need to impart some smoky flavor.
In a small bowl, mix the spice rub ingredients.
Sprinkle the rub mix generously on both sides of the ribs.
Line a baking sheet with foil - this step is optional but helps with clean up.
Lay the ribs, meaty side down on a separate sheet of aluminum foil and fold the sides over the ribs. Place another sheet of foil on top and fold crimping the edges to seal, creating a tight package.
Place the ribs on the lined baking sheet (make sure the meaty side is down). and bake for 2 1/2 hours.
Remove from the oven and open the foil package carefully. Brush the bone side of the ribs with the Bourbon Peach BBQ sauce and return to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven, flip the ribs and brush the meaty side with a generous amount of the Bourbon Peach BBQ sauce. Bake for 10 minutes.
The ribs are fully cooked and tender at this point. You can cut them into serving portions and finish them on the grill or broiler (to get a brown golden color and burnt bits).
Arrange the ribs on a sheet pan and brush with Bourbon Peach BBQ sauce. Place them under the broiler for 1 - 2 minutes or until bubbly and caramelized. Repeat on the other side.
Alternately, you can grill the ribs brushing with the Bourbon Peach BBQ sauce, as needed.
Bring the bourbon to a boil over medium-high heat.
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine. Bring to a boil stirring frequently.
Reduce the heat and cook on low stirring frequently for about 15 - 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Remove from the heat and let cool at room temperature.
Store in a lidded jar in the refrigerator for up to a month.
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