beer braised baby back bbq pork ribs

i love ribs and we don't eat them much in the winter.. but as soon as it starts to get nice out i love to grill ribs.. i braise them for 2 hours in beer before we put them on the grill.. we still have that apple wood so pete cooked them over coals and apple wood.. yummy!!

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
servings: 4


2 racks of baby back ribs
1 can of beer
salt and pepper to taste
bbq sauce (recipe below) or your favorite bbq sauce

preheat oven to 250 (f).. salt and pepper your ribs.. put them in a casserole dish (big enough to hold both racks) pour can of beer over ribs.. slow cook for 2 hours..remove ribs from dish and place on a lined cookie sheet.. slather with your bbq sauce on your ribs and cook on your medium grill 14 minutes per side.. making sure to brush more sauce on when you turn them over..

bbq sauce

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 15 minutes
servings: 4


1 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (i used apple cider since we were cooking them over apple wood regular vinegar will do)
2 tblsp. brown sugar (i used splenda brown sugar)
2 tsp. smokey paprika
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
a couple of dashes of tobasco
salt and pepper to taste

combine all ingredients in a small pot over medium high heat, reduce to simmer for about 15 minutes.. let set until ready to brush on ribs..(should not be hot by then)


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