Hard Cider BBQ Ribs


    Hard Cider BBQ Ribs

    September 16, 2016

    • 30m
    • 4h 15m

    What's in it:

    • 1 rack pork spare ribs
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 1 c hard apple cider

    For the dry rub:

    • 2 tbsp. salt
    • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
    • 1 tbsp. onion powder
    • 1 tsp. coriander (heaping)
    • 2 tsp. chili powder

    For the sauce:

    • 1 c unsweetened apple butter
    • 2 c hard apple cider
    • 1 c brown sugar
    • 1 tblsp chipotle powder
    • 1 tblsp cinnamon

    How to make it:

    1. Mix dry rub spices together and rub over both sides of ribs. Spread out onions on a sheet of foil large enough to fit the ribs with a few inches on all sides for sealing. Lay ribs on top of onions and place a piece of foil on top and seal the edges. Place the seal ribs on a pan and refrigerate for no less than 6 hours to overnight.
    2. Preheat oven to 225ยบ. Open foil enough to pour 1 cup of cider in the bottom and reseal. Place ribs (in pan) in the oven for 6 hours. Pull ribs and let rest while making sauce. Even refrigerating them for a couple of hours will help them hold together on the grill.
    3. Combine apple butter, cider, brown sugar, chipotle powder and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until reduced by half and sauce thickens.
    4. Place ribs face down on hot grill and coat with almost half of the sauce. Let sear for a few minutes and then flip over. Slather with the rest of the sauce and close the lid for 3-5 minutes until the sauce on the top gets a glaze-like sheen. Remove and rest the ribs for a few minutes.


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