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Tequila Ribs

Tequila Ribs

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • 2 racks pork back ribs about 3-4 lbs
  • salt and pepper


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsps lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp Tequila


Rib Preparation

  • Remove the silver backing from the lean side of the rib racks. Be sure to use a non-serrated knife. Tip -if you can get a good start, usually on the narrow end of the rack, once you can get a finger grip on it you can often pull it off in one long piece.
  • Salt and pepper both sides of the racks and cut into 2-3 rib portions.


  • Mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl and microwave 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pressure Cooker Method

  • Pour 2 cups of ginger ale in pressure cooker.
  • Follow directions for your pressure cooker and fully cook the ribs. For mine it is 35 minutes on high.
  • Release pressure according to you pressure cooker instructions and remove ribs. Pour hot sauce over the hot ribs and allow them to soak in the sauce until ready to finish on the BBQ. (Can be a few hours to 2 days). You can also freeze the cooled ribs a this point for future.
  • When ready to serve heat BBQ and set to medium. Distribute ribs over the grill and allow to heat through, turning and moving so they don't burn. Serve once heated and sauce has caramelized,crisped a bit.

Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place raw ribs in roasting pan and cover with foil.
  • Bake 60 minutes. Turn ribs over and pour sauce over them. Bake uncovered for another 30 minutes.