Smoky BBQ bourbon ribs

These smoky BBQ and bourbon ribs are perfect for your next get together or soiree and are delicious finger food every body will love. Make sure you have loads of napkins on hand and make double quantities to feed all your friends… twice! Here’s what you’ll need.

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Preparation time

10 mins

Cooking time

50 mins


  • 1 kg pork spare ribs
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • ¼ cup smokey BBQ sauce
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

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  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C or BBQ to low
  2. Combine the bourbon, caster sugar, BBQ sauce and smoked paprika in a large non – metallic bowl and mix well. Add the spare ribs to mix and marinate for up to 24 hours.
  3. Place the ribs into a lined shallow roasting dish. Roast for 50-55 minutes turning and basting occasionally until the meat is very. Serve hot with potato salad and a chilled Iced tea. Serves 4.

Tips: If barbecuing these ribs make sure the BBQ is on a low heat and baste with marinade and turn regularly to prevent burning. Serves 4

Did you know: Bourbon whiskey is a type of American whiskey: a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. The name is ultimately derived from the French Bourbon dynasty, although it is disputed whether the namesake Bourbon County in Kentucky or Bourbon Street in New Orleans inspired the whiskey’s name. Bourbon has been distilled since the 18th century. The name “Bourbon” was not applied until the 1820s, and the Kentucky etymology was not advanced until the 1870s. While the liquor may be made anywhere in the United States, it is strongly associated with the American South in general, and Kentucky in particular. Source: Wiki

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