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Author picture Nico Moretti
created: 2012/08/17 changed: 2016/09/02

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Ingredients

4 portion(s)

Bourbon Ribs
  • 2 kg pork rib racks (approx. 4 racks x 10 ribs each), available from most butchers
Bourbon BBQ glaze (Recipe makes: 500g)
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1.5 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 370 g tomato sauce (ketchup)
  • 60 g Bourbon whiskey
  • 120 g Cider Vinegar
  • 120 g brown sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 120 g honey
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper to taste
For the rub
  • 2 tbsp firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp mustard powder (dry mustard)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp pepper
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Recipe's preparation

    Ribs & Rub
  1. Line a large baking tray with baking paper and place a baking rack into the tray.

  2. Place all rub ingredients into the mixing bowl and combine 5 sec/speed 5. Pour into a small bowl.

  3. Rub the spice mix onto both sides of each rib rack and place onto the baking rack, meaty side up.

     

  4. Place a sheet of baking paper over the ribs and then cover tightly with foil and refrigerate for 2½ hours (or overnight). Allow ribs to cool to room temperature (approx. 30 minutes) before cooking.

  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 1¼ hours. While ribs are baking prepare BBQ bourbon glaze.

  6. BBQ bourbon glaze
  7. Place onion, garlic and ginger into mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 7.

  8. Add oil and sauté for 5 min/100°C/speed 1.

  9. Add all remaining ingredients and cook 30 min/100°C/speed 1.

  10. Blend 20 sec/speed 1—9, slowly increasing speed from speed 1 to speed 9. Set aside in a bowl to cool.

  11. Ribs & Rub resumed
  12. After 1¼ hours, remove ribs from the oven and brush with a thick coating of the bourbon glaze. Re-cover with foil and then cook for a further 15 minutes until glaze has caramelised.

  13. Remove ribs from oven, brush again with the glaze and cut into individual ribs (they are easier to eat this way).

  14. Return to a low heat on a BBQ hotplate or under a low grill, occasionally basting with the glaze until ribs are slightly charred. If using the BBQ—line your plate with a little baking paper to prevent a gooey mess, it works better than foil and doesn’t tear. Do not use baking paper under the grill however as it will burn.

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Tip

 

This recipe is the perfect Fathers’ Day treat! It has been taken directly from Nico’s Cooking Passions: Food for Friends cookbook, which feature delicious recipes with Thermomix Methods (TM31 & TM5) thrown in for good measure.

Nico also hosts Thermomix cooking classes in his beautiful home in Leederville, WA which provide customers with a personable approach to cooking gorgeous food in their Thermomix. See www.urbanprovider.com.au for more information.

 

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  • Wow so yummy. I used half
    Submitted by louieg86 on 30. October 2016 - 09:56.

    Wow so yummy. I used half tomato/half barbeque sauce in the glaze and used chicken wings instead of ribs. My husband loved them so much he has been calling me the chicken wing queen for days! 

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  • Husband and son said they
    Submitted by Myrecipes15 on 10. September 2016 - 07:55.

    Husband and son said they were the best ribs ever - better than Manly Grill. Thank you!

    cooked for times stated; didn't have baking rack so just laid them on baking paper in oven tray for oven bit then changed the paper for foil in grill bit. Didn't have enough fresh ginger for glaze so just used powder and didn't have two types of paprika.

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  • Sauce was amazing however the
    Submitted by nicholebond on 5. September 2016 - 20:43.

    Sauce was amazing however the ribs were far from tender. so disappointed 

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  • Yummo!     Made these tonight
    Submitted by leelee74 on 4. September 2016 - 21:04.

    Yummo!  

     

    Made these tonight for hubby for Father's Day, coupled with coleslaw & thick cut chips. Whole family thought they were the best ribs I have made. Thank you for the delicious recipe Nico. 

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  • Looks delicious! Will
    Submitted by MeAndMyThermie83 on 21. February 2016 - 22:26.

    Looks delicious! Will definitely be making these for dinner tonight! 

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  • This recipe is a keeper.  I
    Submitted by djcronulla on 20. December 2015 - 09:21.

    This recipe is a keeper.  I was making ribs for just two but was happy to make full recipe of sauce for freezing for future use.  I did use the steamer basket instead of stopper to ensure the glaze was no too runny.   This is certainly going to be an easy dinner next time with sauce already made.

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  • Awesome recipe, I only had a
    Submitted by KFO77 on 18. August 2015 - 11:27.

    Awesome recipe, I only had a small rack of ribs so I halved the sauce as others suggested and there was plenty.

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  • So AMAZING! Thanks for the
    Submitted by _thermotash on 5. July 2015 - 14:19.

    So AMAZING! Thanks for the recipe Nico tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Absolutely amazing! ! Will
    Submitted by miss_kell90 on 2. July 2015 - 20:22.

    Absolutely amazing! ! Will make half the sauce next time though

    Also may try in the slow cooker? Has anyone tried that?  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Hubby asked me not to cook
    Submitted by HayleyBlair on 24. June 2015 - 21:04.

    Hubby asked me not to cook this again. The ribs were way too tough. Not sure if I done something wrong. But they were far from falling off the bone!! 

    However sauce was amazing!!!!!!!!!

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  • I love ribs but I have never
    Submitted by maddavo on 11. June 2015 - 00:54.

    I love ribs but I have never had any luck making them myself - until now!  These ribs are amazing - best I've ever had anywhere.  Well played Sir!

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  • Delicious! We used only half
    Submitted by Twice as Nice on 28. March 2015 - 23:21.

    Delicious! We used only half the sauce and saved the rest for our next batch. My husband doesn't like sweet sauce so I halved the sugar... big mistake, it tasted too vinegary so I will add the full amount of sugar next time. I also slow cooked the ribs instead of baking them to make the meat more tender, I still put them in the oven at the end to caramelise.

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  • Sensational! These were
    Submitted by tmb071 on 27. March 2015 - 22:06.

    Sensational!

    These were amazing. Have recommended this recipe to all my thermie friends.

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  • In the words of my 19 year
    Submitted by sue_2 on 20. February 2015 - 09:45.

    In the words of my 19 year old son "Best ribs ever!!"

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  • This was delicious! Like many
    Submitted by Jen.anderson on 9. January 2015 - 23:50.

    This was delicious! Like many others, I have half the sauce in the freezer ready for next time. I made it low FODMAP by excluding the garlic, substituting the onion for the green parts of spring onions, and substituting honey for golden syrup. The kids didn't like it, but I'm sick of trying to please them.

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  • Bourbon glaze was delicious 
    Submitted by Ccope on 14. December 2014 - 21:10.

    Bourbon glaze was delicious 

    Ccope
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  • These ribs are amazing!! My
    Submitted by sue_2 on 27. November 2014 - 07:50.

    These ribs are amazing!! My family haven't stopped raving about them. 'Restaraunt quality' Mr 19. 

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  • Best ribs!! Delicious!! Have
    Submitted by Tifo on 19. November 2014 - 22:57.

    Best ribs!! Delicious!! Have left over glaze so will take less mess and time next time. Absolutely a big hit! Yum!

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  • Absolutely delicious,
    Submitted by Domestic.Goddess on 27. August 2014 - 10:08.

    Absolutely delicious, melt-in-your mouth!!!  I am booked into one of Nico's classes in November and can't wait to learn more !!  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Sensational blend of flavours
    Submitted by AMC on 25. May 2014 - 10:16.

    Sensational blend of flavours and meat melted in our mouth 

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  • Delicious!   Big hit with the
    Submitted by alisonjones072 on 2. December 2013 - 18:14.

    Delicious!

     

    Big hit with the entire family.  Wish we had made a double batch!  Thankfully there was plenty of glaze left over so all we have to do is buy some more ribs.

     

    Also think this would be wonderful as a glaze on the Christmas ham.

     

    Thank you so much for sharing Nico  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  •   These ribs were FABULOUS!!
    Submitted by button84 on 8. October 2013 - 12:13.

      Cooking 2

    These ribs were FABULOUS!! I think I may have been a little bit heavy handed on the chilli in the salt rub. One of my boys got a bit upset that his mouth was on fire. Woops!!!

    The recipe for the glaze above makes A LOT. We ended up putting more than half back into the freezer to use another time.

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  • Making these for Fathers Day
    Submitted by Joanne Payne on 31. August 2013 - 02:14.

    Making these for Fathers Day dinner, this will be my fourth batch........so looking forward to Sunday, LOVE them! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Had this for dinner tonight,
    Submitted by CynthiaWang on 7. August 2013 - 21:28.

    Had this for dinner tonight, Yumo!

    used half of the glaze, froze the rest fr next time. A little bit sour for us, might try to reduce the vinegar portion nexttime

    it's a great recipe, highly recommend to try. Thanks for sharing! Love  

     

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  • I decided to convert this to
    Submitted by Shadarley on 16. September 2012 - 14:23.

    I decided to convert this to a slow cooker recipe too.  I did the rub and left it on overnight, made up the glaze and poured a good amount over the ribs after I placed it in the slow cooker.  Put the alfoil wrapped tightly over the top of the ribs and put on the lid.  Left on low setting for min 7 hours

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  • Thanks Nico, made these for
    Submitted by CathyM on 3. September 2012 - 12:38.

    Thanks Nico, made these for our fathers day Bon fire in the paddock tmrc_emoticons.) slow cooked them in the camp oven. they were a big hit. 

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  • Absolutely amazing! I'm going
    Submitted by hullies on 2. September 2012 - 20:18.

    Absolutely amazing! I'm going to make up a bulk amount of the rub and the glaze to freeze for future ribs! This will cut down the work load. Awesome -there was a party in my mouth!

     

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  • :)This looks great! A couple
    Submitted by AJR on 17. August 2012 - 21:04.

    tmrc_emoticons.)This looks great! A couple of beers, some ribs = happy Daddy!

    Love my Thermomix!

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