Mesquite Smoked Porter Ribs


This recipe is from Ranger Creek Brewing and features their fantastic Mesquite Smoked Porter.

Recipe by Tim Nichols and Draft Magazine (@draftmag)

Ingredients (Serves 4):
4-5 pounds pork ribs (about 1 pound per person)
2 Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons black pepper
3 Tablespoons smoked paprika
10-12 oz. Mesquite Smoked Porter BBQ sauce

1 cup ketchup
¼ cup Mesquite Smoked Porter
1½ tablespoon spicy brown mustard
¼ cup brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
salt and black pepper to taste

MAKE THE SAUCE: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well, and refrigerate at least 1 hour. The sauce can be made and refrigerated up to 1 week ahead of time.

MAKE THE RIBS: Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Sprinkle the ribs liberally with the salt, pepper and smoked paprika; rub the meat thoroughly to work in the spices.

Place the ribs in a large roasting pan, and pour in the Mesquite Smoked Porter until the ribs are covered halfway. Cover the pan with foil and place it in the center of the oven. Bake the ribs about 21/2 hours, or until the meat tugs off the bone with minimal resistance. Do not overcook.

Heat a well-oiled grill to high, about 500 degrees F. Place the ribs meat-side-down on the grates and let cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until the meat develops a crispy char. Turn the ribs, brush the barbecue sauce onto the meat, and let cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes.

Brush the ribs with a final coat of sauce and serve.


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