Oven ribs with a sticky whiskey maple glaze

Possibly...maybe...okay definitely could be one of the best things I have ever cooked! These ribs were mouth watering. I am telling you fall off the bone, mouth watering, probably should just open up a food truck and sell these for a living, good! Okay I'll stop.

I know I may overuse this phrase but trust me when I say these were simple to make! The only vice is that they take a lot of time. So I wouldn't make these if say you get off work, get home at 5 and have guests coming at 6. They will be waiting to eat and everyone will be hangry. This is a Saturday or Sunday afternoon cook, so when you get them in the oven for those 2 hours you can binge a few episodes or spend some quality time with the dog. Enough of my rambling lets get down to business!

Time: 2 1/2 hours

Serves 4


1 rack of baby back ribs ( mine came in just under 5 pounds)

For the dry rub:

2 tablespoons of garlic powder

2 tablespoons of paprika.

2 tablespoons of salt

2 tablespoons of pepper

For the glaze:

1/2 cup of ketchup

1/2 cup of maple syrup

1/4 cup of whiskey

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon of whole grain mustard

You'll need:

a baking tray

aluminum foil


For the Ribs:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Line a baking tray with tin foil

  3. Mix your dry rub together in a small bowl-garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper

  4. Remove ribs from packaging and pat dry with a paper towel.

  5. Liberally apply dry rubs to all sides, you want it completely coated. You may need to toss together more rub so keep your spices out!

  6. Place ribs on baking tray and cover with more foil

  7. Place in oven and set a timer for 2 hours

For the glaze:

  1. In the meantime mix your sauce together

  2. Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan and heat up over low heat until it comes to a simmer

  3. Depending on your preference you may need to add more whiskey for the flavor to come through

Final steps:

  1. When the 2 hours are up turn up the oven to 425 degrees and place a rack about 2 slots from the top.

  2. Take the foil cover off the ribs.

  3. Save some about a quarter of the glaze for serving. Take the rest of the glaze and spread over both sides of the ribs.

  4. Place the ribs back in the oven uncovered and set the timer for 10 minutes.

  5. When time is up take ribs out and cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

  6. Garnish with diced green onions or jalapeños if desired.

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