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Bourbon Barbecue Beef Back Ribs

Yields 14 ribs
Cuisine: American
Category: Steaks, Roasts, Old-School Classics, On the Grill
Sriracha or other hot chili sauce, bourbon and soy sauce give these beef back ribs a sweet and spicy flavor that’s absolutely divine. Barbecue sauce adds to the depth of flavor.
Prep Time
10 mins
Other Time
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins
  • 2 racks Certified Angus Beef ® back ribs
  • 4 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (like Sriracha)
  1. Preheat smoker to 250°F. 
  2. Trim excess fat and remove thin membrane from bone side of back ribs. Season ribs evenly with salt and pepper and smoke for 2 1/2-3 hours.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine barbecue sauce, bourbon, soy sauce and chili sauce. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and reduce to 1-cup sauce (about 5 minutes).
  4. Preheat oven broiler to high.
  5. Glaze rib meat with sauce, place under broiler for 3-5 minutes or until ribs begin to bubble (not scorch).
  6. Slice between bones into individual ribs; serve.
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