Simple Spareribs

Grilled rack of spareribs, basted with a bourbon, barbecue, and molasses sauce. Tender, smoky, and gritty¬-–this is what cookouts were made for.
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 70 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Calories 847
  • Calories 847
  • Total Fat 59 g
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Sodium 1930 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14 g
  • Protein 51 g
  • Information for this recipe is approximate and derived by calculations based upon supplier information and available reference data. These values may change based on your final product, substitution and or addition of ingredients, or use of a particular cooking technique.
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  • 2 , about 6 lb. total
  • 1 salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce, 16 oz.
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons molasses

Cooking Instructions

  1. Set up grill for indirect cooking: For gas grill, preheat all burners on high. Turn one burner off; place food over "off" burner. Reset remaining burner(s) to medium. Close lid. For charcoal grill, arrange hot coals around outer edge of grill; place disposable pan in open space; place food over open area. Close lid. Heat to medium.
  2. Rub ribs with vegetable oil and season both sides with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place ribs on grill rack, cover. Over indirect heat, cook 30 minutes, then turn and cook until well browned and no longer pink when cut at the bone (30 to 40 minutes longer).
  4. Meanwhile, combine barbecue sauce, bourbon, mustard and molasses in large measuring cup. In final minutes of grilling, baste ribs with sauce.
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