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  • Balsamic Bourbon BBQ Sauce

    Ingredients

    Dry Rub for BBQ Ribs

    1 Cup

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Salt
      2 Tbsp.
    • Brown sugar
      4 Tbsp.
    • Smoked sweet paprika
      4 Tbsp.
    • Onion powder
      2 Tbsp.
    • Garlic powder
      1 Tbsp.
    • Chili powder
      2 Tbsp.
    • Cayenne
      1 tsp.
    • Celery salt
      1 Tbsp.
    • Dry mustard
      1 Tbsp.

    Balsamic Bourbon BBQ Sauce

    6 to 8 Portions

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Olive oil
      2 Tbsp.
    • Onion, finely minced
      ½ ea.
    • Garlic, finely minced
      1 Tbsp.
    • Chipotle chili, whole, stem removed
      1 ea.
    • Bourbon
      3 ½ oz.
    • Balsamic vinegar of Modena
      2 ½ oz.
    • Ketchup
      ½ cup
    • Liquid smoke
      1 Tbsp.
    • Brown sugar
      3 Tbsp.
    • Maple syrup
      3 oz.
    • Worcestershire Sauce
      30 g
    • Chili powder
      1 Tbsp.
    • Dry mustard
      1 Tbsp.
    • Liquid aminos or soy sauce
      2 Tbsp.
    • Tomato, canned, crushed
      400 g
    • Salt
      as needed
    • Ground black pepper
      as needed

    Method

    Dry Rub for BBQ Ribs

    1. Mix all ingredients together.
    2. Store in an airtight container.

    Balsamic Bourbon BBQ Sauce

    1. Heat a small saucepan with the olive oil. Add the onion, garlic and whole chipotle and sauté, stirring now and then until the onions are nicely caramelized.
    2. Deglaze the pan with the bourbon.
    3. Add all other ingredients to the pot. Bring to a boil then simmer over low heat for 15 minutes until the mixture is thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    4. Purée in a blender. Cool and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
    5. To make BBQ Ribs: Score the ribs. Brush liberally with Balsamic vinegar and rub with the BBQ Spice Rub.
    6. Allow to marinate, uncovered in the fridge for up to 2 days.
    7. To cook, heat an oven to 325°F.
    8. Place a sheet of tin foil down on a cutting board. Place a sheet of oiled parchment paper on top. Place the rubbed ribs on the parchment paper and slather them with BBQ sauce.
    9. Wrap the ribs in the parchment and foil, and place on a baking sheet. Cook at 325°F for 2 ½ hours.
    10. Remove the ribs from the oven and turn the oven to 425°F.
    11. Open the foil and parchment paper package, and slather the ribs with additional BBQ sauce. Return the ribs to the oven, leaving the package open, and continue cooking until they are nicely caramelized.
    12. Cut in the ribs and serve.