Camping Recipes

BBQ Ribs

Ingredients

Makes 4

  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c apple butter
  • 1/4 c bourbon
  • 1/4 c cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c apple cider
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

Preparation

    Rub:
  • 1-2 teaspoons of salt (Kosher is better)
  • ½ cup apple butter (apple sauce can be substituted but not as good)
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups apple cider

Always remove membrane from the back of the ribs. Mix rub ingredients together and rub all over both sides of ribs. Let rub do its magic for 4 hours or more in the refrigerator. Put onion, ginger, cinnamon & apple cider in large roasting pan and mix until evenly distributed place ribs in roasting pan. Cover with foil and cook over medium heat for 2 hours. While ribs are cooking in roasting pan, mix BBQ sauce, grill ribs over indirect medium heat for an additional hour brushing BBQ sauce on lightly every 15 minutes. Use smoking chips at this point if you like (sweeter chips are better).When ribs are done, cover with plastic wrap for ½ hour before serving. While ribs are cooling in a covered pan, take remaining BBQ sauce and a ½ cup of the roasting sauce and bring to a boil and let simmer until fairly thick. When done, serve on the side. Use a charcoal grill with a lid or over a fire. These are simply the best sweet ribs you ever tasted.

Ronald Hicks, Medford, NJ

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