Sticky Maple and Bourbon Pork Ribs

Ingeredients:

2 cups (500ml) malt vinegar
2 quarts (2 liters) water
6 bay leaves
3 sticks cinnamon
1/2 cup (90g) brown sugar
1/4 cup (75g) rock salt
1 brown onion, quartered
2 kg (about 4 1/2 pounds) American-style pork ribs
1 cup (250ml) bourbon or whiskey
1/2 cup (125ml) maple syrup
1/2 cup (125ml) malt vinegar
1/4 cup (60ml) Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon sea salt flakes

Instructions:

Place the vinegar, water, bay leaves, cinnamon, sugar, rock salt and onion in a large saucepan over high heat. Stir to combine and bring to the boil.
Add the ribs, reduce the heat to medium and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Simmer for 30–40 minutes or until the pork is tender.
Place the bourbon, maple syrup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, paprika and salt flakes in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8–10 minutes or until slightly reduced. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F).
Remove the ribs from the cooking liquid and place, meat-side down, in a large deep-sided ovenproof dish. Top with the glaze and roast for 15 minutes.
Turn the ribs over, baste with the glaze and roast for a further 15 minutes or until the pork is tender and the glaze is reduced. Brush with any remaining glaze and slice to serve.

Recipe Card

Sticky Maple and Bourbon Pork Ribs

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups 500ml malt vinegar
  • 2 quarts 2 liters water
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup 90g brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 75g rock salt
  • 1 brown onion quartered
  • 2 kg about 4 1/2 pounds American-style pork ribs
  • 1 cup 250ml bourbon or whiskey
  • 1/2 cup 125ml maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup 125ml malt vinegar
  • 1/4 cup 60ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes

Instructions
 

  • Place the vinegar, water, bay leaves, cinnamon, sugar, rock salt and onion in a large saucepan over high heat. Stir to combine and bring to the boil.
  • Add the ribs, reduce the heat to medium and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Simmer for 30–40 minutes or until the pork is tender.
  • Place the bourbon, maple syrup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, paprika and salt flakes in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8–10 minutes or until slightly reduced. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F).
  • Remove the ribs from the cooking liquid and place, meat-side down, in a large deep-sided ovenproof dish. Top with the glaze and roast for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the ribs over, baste with the glaze and roast for a further 15 minutes or until the pork is tender and the glaze is reduced. Brush with any remaining glaze and slice to serve.
Keyword Sticky Maple and Bourbon Pork Ribs
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