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Crowd Pleasin’ Pork Back Ribs

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  • Cut: Ribs
  • Prep Time (Minutes): 30
  • Cook Time (Minutes): 90
  • Number of Servings: 8-12

Ingredients

4 racks pork back ribs

Rub:

2 Tbsp / 30 mL paprika
1 Tbsp / 15 mL packed brown sugar
2 tsp / 10 mL EACH salt, chili powder, and coarse ground black pepper
1 tsp / 5 mL ground cumin
¼ tsp / 1 mL cayenne pepper

Kahlua Barbecue Sauce:

1 ½ cups / 375 mL tomato ketchup
1 cup / 250 mL apple juice
2 Tbsp / 30 mL EACH Kahlua, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and molasses
1 Tbsp / 15 mL packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp / 15 mL Dijon mustard
1 tsp / 5 mL chili powderFor the ribs:

Directions

For the ribs:

  1. Lift and peel membrane from the back of each rack of ribs.
  2. In airtight container with tight-fitting lid, combine all rub ingredients until well-blended.
  3. Rub spice mixture over both sides of each rack until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate up to12 hours.
  4. Remove ribs from refrigerator 1 hour prior to roasting.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F°. On foil-lined baking sheet, roast ribs for about 1 ½ hours. Cover loosely with foil if ribs are browning too quickly.
  6. Preheat barbecue on high; reduce heat to medium-low. Grill ribs 6-8 minutes per side; basting frequently with warm sauce.

For the sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine barbecue sauce ingredients. Bring sauce to a slow boil, stirring often.
  2. Reduce heat and let sauce simmer 30-40 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring often.

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