Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs with Coffee Whiskey Barbecue Sauce
Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs with Coffee Whiskey Barbecue Sauce are super easy to make yet moist, flavorful and fall-off-the-bone tender. They're finger-licking, lip-smacking amazing!
Course Main Entree
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 2hours
Total Time 2hours15minutes
Author Onion Rings and Things
4poundsbaby back ribs, cut between bones into pieces
salt and pepper to taste
For the Coffee Whiskey Barbecue Sauce
4clovesgarlic, peeled and minced
1small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1cupfirmly-packed brown sugar
1/2cupapple cider vinegar
1/2cupstrong brewed coffee or 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
1teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
Line a baking sheet with foil.
Season baby back ribs with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Cover tightly with foil. Bake in a 300 F oven for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until fork-tender.
Meanwhile, in a sauce pan, combine BBQ sauce ingredients: ketchup, garlic, onions, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Whiskey, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, coffee, olive oil, salt, pepper, smoked paprika and red pepper flakes. Stir until blended.
Over medium heat, bring sauce to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 1 hour or until thick and reduced by half.
Remove meat from oven and using tongs, dip ribs in the BBQ sauce to fully coat. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until sauce is thickened and nicely caramelized. Remove from heat and serve hot.