Baby Back Spare Ribs with Bourbon Sauce Recipe

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
This is an easy-baked melt-in-your-mouth Baby Back Spare Rib Recipe with Bourbon Sauce and will be the only one you'll ever need!

I don't make these very often but it's a treat to have these tender ribs that everyone raves about.

Our ribs are the best because baking these low and slow is our secret to fall-off-the-bone perfect cooked ribs.

Sweet and delicious bourbon-infused ribs

baby back ribs with homemade barbecue sauce

Easiest Recipe for Ribs Ever

The best part of making this recipe is having extra time to sit back relax while these bake in the oven to perfection.

An easy weekend meal and delicious for that outdoor barbecue when you're entertaining and would like to make them on the barbie instead of heating up the kitchen.

These ribs are marinated and wrapped in foil for the grill and cooked in a cooking bag for the oven.

Just follow the cooking instructions on the Reynolds cooking bags as provided.

The ingredients are also easy to find in your local supermarket, and nothing too fancy.

If you love ribs this recipe is so simple and perfect in flavor either using bourbon or for nonalcohol use apple juice, coke or rootbeer for the sauce.

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Barbecue Sauce and Rubs

The barbecue sauce suggested in the recipe below is a favorite family recipe but of course, you can use your favorite homemade or store-bought sauce.

You can also season the ribs with your favorite store-bought seasonings or use ours, the homemade rub is terrific just use what you like

If you were looking for a great-tasting baby back ribs super tender and delicious, you found it. Easy, tender, fall off the bone fabulous flavor, what more can I say?

Baby Back Spare Ribs with Bourbon Sauce Recipe

Baby Back Spare Ribs with Bourbon Sauce Recipe

Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 2 MinInactive time: 3 HourTotal time: 3 H & 17 M
Baked or Grilled these baby back ribs with a wonderful rub then homemade barbecue sauce is melt in your mouth tender.


  • Bourbon Barbecue Sauce follows below:
  • 1/2 cup steak sauce
  • 1/2 cup bourbon (for nonalcohol use  coke, root beer, or apple cider)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of parsley, oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Mix all ingredients together (except ribs) this makes 1 1/2 cups.
  • Marinade for Ribs:
  • Mix 1 teaspoon chili powder,
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder,
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper, 
  • 1/2 cup bourbon or cola soda or root beer soda
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, place over the ribs.
  • Marinate for 3 hours if there is a lot of juice from the meat drain leaving a half cup.
  • 3 to 4 lbs of baby back spare ribs


  1. Place the ribs in a Reynolds cooking bag follow the directions on the box poking holes in the bag and also sprinkling it with a little flour (or wrap tightly in aluminum foil that sprayed with cooking oil) for 2 hours or until the ribs are fork-tender.
  2. Note: Around 1/2 hour before they are done put around 1/2 cup of the sauce 
  3. Grilling Instructions: cook these on the grill tightly wrapped in oil sprayed aluminum foil on medium heat, then grill until tender around 35 to 40 minutes.
  4. Again, around 1/2 hour before they are done put around 1/2 cup of the sauce on the ribs and continue grilling till tender.
  5. Use the rest of the sauce for dipping or will keep it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks in a mason jar.

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