Apple Glazed BBQ Baby Back Ribs
½ cup dark brown sugar
4 tsp garlic salt
4 tsp pure ancho chile powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp celery salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp freshly ground white pepper
½ cup apple cider
¼ cup apple jelly, melted
¼ cup honey
2 racks (about 4 pounds) baby back ribs
1. Preheat the oven to 250°. In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup of the sugar with the garlic salt, chile powder, salt, black pepper, celery salt, cayenne, cinnamon and white pepper. Transfer 1 tablespoon of the spice mix to a medium bowl and whisk in the cider, apple jelly, honey and the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar.
2. Pull the membrane off the underside of each rib rack using a towel to grasp the corner. On a rimmed baking sheet, rub the ribs with the remaining spice mix; bake, meaty side up, for 2 1/2 hours. Pour the cider mixture over the ribs and turn to coat. Tightly cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
3. Light a grill. Uncover the ribs and brush with the barbecue sauce; grill over moderate heat, turning and brushing, until glazed, 15 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes, then cut between the bones and serve with grilled corn and Banana-Nutella S'mores for dessert
These sticky, apple-scented ribs are cooked in the oven, then finished on the grill. The offer a substantial bite to play off of the earthy flavors in a Cabernet Sauvignon like The Specialist http://www.clubw.com/pc/2568326/.
Apple-Glazed BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 6:16pm