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Spicy Beer-Brined Ribs

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 20 mins Marinate 6 hrs Grill 1 hr 30 mins to 1 hr 45 mins
Spicy Beer-Brined Ribs
Ingredients
  • 3 12  ounce can  beer
  • 3  tablespoons  coarse kosher salt
  • 3  tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  celery seeds
  • 1  tablespoon  cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  ground black pepper
  • 1  teaspoon  liquid smoke (optional)
  • 4  pounds  meaty pork spareribs or loin back ribs
  • 1/2  cup  Honey-Beer Barbecue Sauce* or bottled barbecue sauce
Directions

1. For brine, in a large bowl, combine beer, salt, brown sugar, celery seeds, cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, and, if desired, liquid smoke; stir until salt and brown sugar are dissolved. Cut ribs into 2-rib portions; place in a resealable large plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour brine over ribs; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours, turning bag occasionally.

2. Remove ribs from bag; discard brine. Pat dry with paper towels.

3. Prepare grill for indirect grilling. Test for medium heat above the drip pan. Place ribs, bone sides down, on the grill rack over the drip pan. (Or place ribs in a rib rack; place rib rack on the grill rack over the drip pan.) Cover and grill for 1-1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until ribs are tender, brushing with barbecue sauce during the last 5 minutes of grilling. Add additional coals as needed to maintain temperature. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Prepare as directed through step 2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Grill as directed in step 3.
Honey-Beer Barbecue Sauce
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  onion, chopped
  • 1  clove  garlic, minced
  • 1  tablespoon  cooking oil
  • 3/4  cup  chili sauce
  • 1/2  cup  beer
  • 1/4  cup  honey
  • 2  tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1  tablespoon  prepared mustard
Directions

1. In a medium saucepan, cook onion and garlic in cooking oil until tender. Stir in chili sauce, beer, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and prepared mustard. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (Spicy Beer-Brined Ribs)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 12,
  • Fat, total (g) 95,
  • chol. (mg) 342,
  • sat. fat (g) 38,
  • carb. (g) 16,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 43,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 10,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • pro. (g) 78,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 1559,
  • Potassium (mg) 1064,
  • calcium (mg) 121,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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