Slowly roasting these baby back pork ribs before grilling is the secret. That and the finely-tuned, sweet, basting sauce.
(Original review, Jan, 2006)My review is 5 stars for the sauce, which I made exactly as written minus the liquid smoke, which I didn't have and generally don't like. I used Jameson's Irish Whiskey. This sauce is awesome! We'll use it again and again. I used the sauce on the ribs I cooked following the Prize Winning Baby Back ribs recipe on this site. I followed those cooking instructions and used the dry rub from that recipe, as well. I used this sauce at the end where it calls for using your "favorite bbq sauce." Hands-down, this is our favorite sauce recipe. Can't wait to try it on my husband's grilled whole chicken breasts! Update 2/4/07 *Superbowl* This is *still* our favorite sauce. I always double the recipe. One new tip: I use a mini food processor to mince the onions, but you still get small pieces in the sauce. It's great that way, but this time, after fully cooking the sauce, I let it cool and blended it in a regular blender. Awesome smooth texture, terrific flavor! Now we have two options for this wonderful recipe! - 29 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
THESE WERE AMAZING!!!! I goofed up.. I didn't have any whisky so I just omitted that, I found out at the last min that I didn't have any tomato paste so I used ketchup instead.. since ketchup is not as thick as tomato paste I used less water, 1 cup. I also used a real onion, 2 garlic cloves & chili powder instead of chile pepper since I always have that on hand. Other than that everything else I did exactly to the recipe. I also had to cook the sauce alittle longer since it started out watery but I'm telling you it turned out PERFECT! I was surprised at how easy these were to make, the prep was not that hard or that long, than I just let everything cook for 2 hours while I cleaned. When ready I gave everything to hubby to grill. He just had to grill the ribs for about 10 mins, he used half the sauce for coating the ribs while grilling & when they were done cooking he used the rest of the sauce to put on the ribs so they are very sticky & dripping w/ sauce. This was the first time I've ever made ribs and they were INCREDIBLE! ****UPDATE**** I make this every few weeks now. I use boneless pork ribs b/c you get more meat, I double the recipe for extra sauce & I did try to make it exactly how it's written & it's also incredible that way but since I don't normally have whisky or tomato paste I stick to the way I made it the first time. I show off & make this for company & so far EVERYONE is Blown away by these ribs. I've given out this recipe a number of times! Thanks Scott! - 08 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Finger-linkin' delicious. I cut back on the red chile peppers since I'm a wimp and it was still pretty spicy. I substituted real onions and garlic instead of the powder and used kosher salt instead of table salt. I also doubled the recipe but next time I will use less water so it doesn't take so long to reduce. Instead of grilling, I added sauce to ribs after 2 hours and backed in oven for another half hour. My husband said this recipe beat all others hands down...and he's the chef in the family - 31 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)