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Posted in: Pork
Prep Time:
30 Minutes
Marinade Time:
2 to 2½ Hours - braising time
Serves:
4
Grill time:
10 Minutes

Barbecued Back Ribs With Maple Bacon Barbecue Sauce

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Posted on October 15, 2014
Barbecued Back Ribs With Maple Bacon Barbecue Sauce
Serves 4
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Marinade Time: 2 to 2½ Hours - braising time      Grill time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients:

    • 2x  1½ lb. racks of baby back ribs
    • 2 tbsp. Bone Dust
    • 2 lemons, sliced
    • 2 cups apple juice

    Maple Bacon BBQ Sauce

    • 8 slices of bacon, diced
    • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 1½ cups ketchup
    • 1 cup apple sauce
    • ½ cup maple syrup
    • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
    • 2 tbsp. hot sauce (try this one)
    • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tsp. celery salt
    • 1½ tsp. liquid smoke (if you can get it)
    • 1 tsp. mustard powder
    • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
    • salt 

Ted Reader's Barbecued Back Ribs With Maple Bacon Barbecue Sauce are seriously the best ribs ever. I am hard pressed to make anything but these when I make ribs. Obviously I make ribs a lot, so figure that I make these Barbecued Back Ribs With Maple Bacon Barbecue Sauce every other time I make ribs. Yeah. That sounds about right. These ribs ARE that good!

 

Remove silver skin and rub both sides
Remove silver skin and rub both sides
Remove silver skin and rub both sides
Grill right before serving
Remove silver skin and rub both sides
Be generous with the sauce

Barbecued Back Ribs With Maple Bacon Barbecue Sauce

Serves: 4       Total Time: 3 Hours 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2x  1½ lb. racks of baby back ribs
  • 2 tbsp. Bone Dust
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 cups apple juice

Maple Bacon BBQ Sauce

  • 8 slices of bacon, diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1½ cups ketchup
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. hot sauce (try this one)
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1½ tsp. liquid smoke (if you can get it)
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • salt 

Directions

Step 1
Preheat your oven to 325°F. Yep your oven!
Step 2
Score the back of the ribs in a diamond pattern and rub them on both sides with the Bone Dust. Lay the ribs, meat side down into roasting pans (you may need more than one). Place 3 to 4 lemon slices onto the backs of the ribs and then pour the apple juice over them. Cover tightly with a lid or foil and braise the ribs for 2 to 2½ hours, or until the ribs are tender. The bone will wiggle when moved, nearly sliding out from the meat. Be careful and have extra apple juice on hand because you don't want the braising liquid to run dry. This makes for a nasty mess that is not easy to clean up and burned ribs too.
Step 3
While the ribs are braising, make the sauce. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, fry the bacon until it is half cooked. Drain off most of the drippings, except for 3 tbsp. and return the pot to the heat. Add the garlic and onions and fry until the onions are tender and golden brown. Add the ketchup, applesauce, maple syrup, vinegar, hot sauce, Worcestershire, celery salt, liquid smoke, mustard and cayenne. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer the sauce for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and set aside. Personally I prefer a smooth sauce to a chunky one, so wait for the sauce to cool a little and use a blender to purée the sauce into smoothness.
Step 4
Preheat your grill to medium-high, about 450°F.
Step 5
Remove the ribs from the pan and discard the braising liquid. Grill the ribs for 6 to 8 minutes per side until they're lightly charred, basting liberally with sauce.
Step 6
Cut between every third or fourth rib and serve. Try not to have anything sharp on the table, there will be fighting over who gets the last ribs.

Barbecued Back Ribs With Maple Bacon Barbecue Sauce are seriously the best ribs you will ever make. Braising is my favorite method of cooking ribs and getting them ready for the grill. Sure you don't get that smokey flavor, but you can add that when grilling with the Smoker Pipe. If you make these once, you will have friends and family requesting you make these ribs again and again. I should know. 

What is your most requested recipe? The one that everyone asks you to make every time. Leave a comment below. Tell us how these ribs turned out for sure, but I also want to know your most requested recipe! 

Happy Grilling!

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