Back Ribs with Bourbon Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

Don’t let the Rhubarb throw you off of these Back Ribs with Bourbon Rhubarb BBQ Sauce! Sweet, tart, tangy – pretty sure you will be making these again and again.

I have a lot of favorite rib recipes but I wanted to try the Bourbon Rhubarb sauce – it has rhubarb, strawberry and bourbon among the more traditional BBQ sauce flavours. I am so glad I did!

Starting with a dry rub adds a layer of flavour. You bake them low and slow with this delicious BBQ sauce- covered so they stay moist. Then the last half hour you let the sauce caramelize.

You are in for a treat!

Wine Pairing

The sweet/tart combination of this sauce call for an interesting pairing. A dry Rosé with hints of strawberry and some cranberry tartness would be ideal.

A lighter, low tannin red like Valpolicella, Beaujolais or Barbera would also go well.

Back ribs baked with rhubarb bourbon BBQ sauce.

Ribs with Bourbon Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

Sweet, tangy and tart – you would neve be able to guess the ingredients in this BBQ sauce!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings



  • Remove silver skin from the back of the rack of ribs.
  • Mix spices and rub over the ribs being most generous on the meaty side. Refrigerate 20 minutes or overnight.
  • Prehat oven to 325° F. Oil a pan large enough to hold the racks of ribs. Slather ribs with sauce reserving 1/2 cup. Cover pan with foil and bake 2 hours. Remove foil, add the remaining 1/2 cup of sauce and bake a further 30 minutes until sauce has thickened.
  • Carve ribs and serve.


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg
Back Ribs with Bourbon Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

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