Beer Brined Baby Back Ribs With Honey Bbq Sauce Recipe

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Beer Brined Baby Back Ribs With Honey Bbq Sauce
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  1. Prepare your ribs by rinsing them off and removing the membrane on the back (slide a sharp knife under there to loosen it, then grab it with something dry like a paper towel and pull it off).
  2. You may cut your ribs into sections before brining, if desired.
  3. Mix together beer, salt, brown sugar, celery seed, cayenne pepper, black pepper and liquid smoke in a saucepan.
  4. Heat over low heat, stirring gently until all the salt dissolves; allow to cool.
  5. Place rib sections in a large ziplock or resealable bag and pour the cooled brine over; squeeze out as much air as possible and seal the bag.
  6. Allow the ribs to brine in this mixture, for 6 hours or overnight, rotating bag occasionally.
  7. Prior to cooking, remove ribs from brine and pat dry; discard used brine.
  8. Using a drip pan, prepare a grill for indirect cooking.
  9. Place the ribs over the drip pan and grill using indirect medium heat (test by placing your hand over the heat- you should be able to keep it there for about 3 seconds).
  10. Cover grill and cook for 1 1/2- 1 3/4 hours or until the ribs are tender, and the meat has pulled back from the edges of the bone slightly.
  11. Add additional coals during cooking if needed.
  12. Baste with honey bbq sauce during the last minutes of cooking, allowing the sauce to set.
  13. To make the sauce, cook onion and garlic in oil in a small saucepan until the onions become tender.
  14. Add the chili sauce, beer, honey, Worcestershire sauce and mustard to the pan, stirring to mix well.
  15. Bring sauce to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until it is as thick as you like it.
  16. Use sauce on ribs as a baste; sauce can be prepared ahead.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 734.7 Kcal (3076 kJ)
Calories from fat 209.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.32g 36%
Cholesterol 223.73mg 75%
Sodium 1727.05mg 72%
Potassium 1263.45mg 27%
Total Carbs 77.95g 26%
Sugars 25.5g 102%
Dietary Fiber 1.07g 4%
Protein 64.31g 129%
Vitamin C 4.4mg 7%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Calcium 118.1mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 113.96 Kcal (477 kJ)
Calories from fat 32.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.62g 36%
Cholesterol 34.7mg 75%
Sodium 267.88mg 72%
Potassium 195.97mg 27%
Total Carbs 12.09g 26%
Sugars 3.95g 102%
Dietary Fiber 0.17g 4%
Protein 9.97g 129%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 7%
Iron 0.7mg 24%
Calcium 18.3mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.4
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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