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Friday, 22 August 2014

Sticky Whiskey BBQ Ribs

Does anybody out there not like Ribs?  Seriously, everybody I know loves them in one form or other.  Plus it seems, the stickier and messier, the better!

These ribs are just so incredibly addictive you will possibly NOT want to share them. Actually that's a damn good idea.  There's always someone that eats too quickly, thereby tucking into more than their fair share. In a crowd there's the typical row over whose had the most and then arguments over who can take the last one.

Share, don't share, it's your choice.  But may I suggest making extra batches if you do intend to share.  If, and it's a big IF, there are any leftover they freeze well for another day, bonus.  Could they even tempt vegetarians to convert?

Tuck into these Sticky Ribs and you'll soon realise it's the only recipe for ribs you may need.  You'll have to try them for me to prove it to you though.

You can thank me later.  Enjoy

PS Bibs essential (excuse the pun!).

Ready to tuck into Sticky Whiskey BBQ Ribs?

Sticky Whiskey BBQ Ribs Recipe (Serves 3-4)

Ribs and Spice Mix:-

2 racks pork ribs
1½ teaspoons paprika
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon celery salt
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Whiskey BBQ Sauce:-

4 tablespoons of your favourite whiskey
80ml Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)
2 tablespoons Brown Sauce (i.e Daddies)
6 tablespoons Molasses
2-3 teaspoons Liquid Smoke


Preheat oven to 150c (130 fan)

Separate ribs and place them (in a single layer) into a double foil lined roasting dish.

Place all spice mix ingredients into a small bowl and mix well.

Sprinkle half of the spice mixture all over the ribs.  Turn ribs and sprinkle over remainder of mix.  Give all ribs a good massage to work in the spices and lay out in a single layer again.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of water over the ribs and place into oven.  Roast  for 2 hours or until tender.  Checking them and turning occasionally, adding a little more water if becoming dry.

Meanwhile make the Whiskey BBQ Sauce.  Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine.  Set aside for later.

Once ribs are tender, remove from oven and Pour approximately 6-8 tablespoons of the BBQ sauce all over ribs.  Turn and mix well to coat all ribs evenly with the sauce.

Place back into oven uncovered for 10 minutes.  Remove and toss again for 10 minutes.  Remove, toss again and cover for a further 10 minutes or until very sticky, but not dry.

Serve immediately with side dishes of your choice.

NOTE: - Once cooked, ribs can be cooled and reheated in microwave for 1 minute.  Or, can be frozen for another day.  Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Boil remaining BBQ in a small pan, reduce and simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat and leave to cool.  Serve as a dipping sauce with other dishes.

Sauce will keep in a suitable container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.


  1. Oh my! I am going to HAVE to try this, thanks for the recipe :-)

    1. Thanks Sue.

      Please let me know what you think. Thanks too for visiting leaving your comment..

  2. Now that is what finger licking good means

    1. You got that right Raymund. Thanks for your visit and comment.

  3. It's true. A messy face and sticky fingers are a badge of honor after a plate of ribs. GREG

    1. Absolutely Greg, thanks for stopping by and commenting too


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