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Sticky bourbon pork ribs

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.
This recipe is from the November 2010 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

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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