Recipe courtesy of George Stella

Bourbon Barbecue Pork Ribs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 2 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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4 to 5 pounds pork ribs

Salt and pepper

No-Cook Low Carb Bourbon Barbecue Sauce, recipe follows

No-Cook Low Carb Bourbon Barbecue Sauce:

29 ounces no sugar added tomato sauce

6 ounces no sugar added tomato paste

2 ounces bourbon

2 tablespoons white vinegar

2 tablespoons liquid smoke

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tablespoon hot sauce

3/4 cup sugar substitute (recommended: Splenda)

1/4 cup brown sugar substitute, optional (recommended: Sugar Twin brand)

2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped

1 small clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Preheat oven to 290 degrees F.
  2. Season the ribs liberally with salt and pepper on both sides and place in a proportionate size deep roasting pan. Add 1 cup barbecue sauce and 2 cups water over the ribs until almost completely submerged; if not add a bit more sauce and water or use a smaller pan. Cover tightly with aluminum foil, place on center rack of the oven, and bake for about 2 hours or until meat is almost falling off the bone. Remove, drain liquid immediately, and coat cooked ribs with fresh barbecue sauce. It is best to make the ribs a day ahead up to this point. Refrigerate overnight and bring to room temperature before grilling.
  3. Preheat a grill to high. Place ribs on grill and grill for just a few minutes on each side. Serve.

No-Cook Low Carb Bourbon Barbecue Sauce:

Yield: 32 servings
  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to combine. Reserve.

Cook’s Note

If you have extra sauce, freeze it.