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Sticky bourbon pork ribs

These ribs are sticky, sweet, messy and damn good. You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.

You'll need

  • 1.5 kg
  • American-style pork spare ribs
  •  
  • Bourbon marinade
  • 400 gm
  • canned whole tomatoes
  • 150 gm
  • brown sugar
  • 125 ml (½ cup) each
  • barbecue and tomato sauce
  • 125 ml
  • Kentucky bourbon
  • 125 ml (½ cup)
  • apple cider vinegar
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) each
  • Worcestershire and soy sauce

Method

  • 01
  • For bourbon marinade, process tomato in a food processor to a coarse pulp. Transfer to a bowl, add remaining ingredients, whisk to combine.
  • 02
  • Place ribs in a non-reactive container, pour over marinade, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 03
  • Preheat oven to 150C. Transfer ribs and sauce to two baking dishes, spreading in a single layer, then roast, covered and basting occasionally, until tender (3 hours). Remove ribs from marinade and set aside.
  • 04
  • Transfer marinade to a saucepan, cook over medium heat until reduced to a glaze (10-20 minutes).
  • 05
  • Preheat a char-grill pan over medium-high heat and grill ribs, turning and basting with reserved marinade, until glazed, charred and sticky (15 minutes). Slice ribs and serve hot.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
  • 20 min preparation
  • 3 hrs 35 min cooking (plus marinating)
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
  • 20 min preparation
  • 3 hrs 35 min cooking (plus marinating)

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Nov 2010

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