Simple Whisky BBQ BEEF RIBS


    Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or a beginner in the world of BBQ, this recipe promises a delightful experience that will impress family and friends at any gathering. It’s a nod to the time-honored art of barbecuing with a modern twist that’s as exciting as it is delicious.

    As we guide you through each step, from the initial rib preparation to crafting a sauce that’s a harmony of complex flavors, you’ll discover how easy it is to create a culinary masterpiece right in your own backyard. So, fire up those coals or ignite your gas grill, pour yourself a dram of your favorite whisky, and let’s embark on a journey of flavor, smoke, and unforgettable Simple Whisky BBQ Beef Ribs. Your next barbecue gathering is about to be legendary!


    • 2 LBS Beef Back Ribs, silver skin removed then cut into pieces
    • Yellow Mustard
    • 1 1/2 tbsp or more President’s choice Steak seasoning
    • Salt to taste if necessary
    • 2 tbsps Brown sugar
    • Paprika as desired
    • Sauce:
    • 4 tbsp Maple Syrup
    • 3/4 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce
    • 1/4 cup Diana Barbecue sauce
    • 1/4 – 1/2 cup Whisky


    Prepare the Ribs:

    Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. This will help the flavors penetrate the meat better.
    Season the ribs generously with salt and black pepper on both sides. Let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes while you prepare the sauce.
    Prepare the Whisky BBQ Sauce:

    In a saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until it becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
    Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
    Pour in the whisky and stir well, allowing it to simmer for a few minutes to cook off the alcohol.
    Add the ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.
    Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until it thickens and the flavors meld together. Stir occasionally.
    Preheat the Grill:

    If you’re using a charcoal grill, prepare it for indirect grilling. If you have a gas grill, set one side to high heat and the other side to low heat. You’ll cook the ribs on the low-heat side.
    Add Smoke (Optional):

    If you want to add a smoky flavor to your ribs, soak wood chips in water for about 30 minutes and then place them directly on the charcoal or in a smoker box on the gas grill.
    Grill the Ribs:

    Place the seasoned ribs on the grill grates on the low-heat side. Close the lid and let them cook for about 2-2.5 hours. Check the temperature periodically and aim for about 225-250°F (107-121°C).
    Baste the ribs with the whisky BBQ sauce every 30 minutes or so, turning them occasionally for even cooking.
    Finish with Direct Heat:

    In the last 15-20 minutes of cooking, move the ribs to the high-heat side of the grill and sear them for a few minutes on each side, brushing on more BBQ sauce as you go. This will give them a nice caramelized crust.
    Rest and Serve:

    Once the ribs are done, remove them from the grill and let them rest for about 10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute.
    Slice the ribs between the bones, serve with extra BBQ sauce on the side, and enjoy!
    These Whisky BBQ Beef Ribs are sure to be a hit at your next barbecue!

    Additional tips :

    Q1: What kind of whisky should I use for the BBQ sauce?
    A1: You can use your favorite whisky brand for the BBQ sauce. Bourbon, Scotch, or even rye whisky can work well. Choose a whisky that you enjoy drinking as its flavor will be imparted into the sauce.

    Q2: Can I use pork ribs instead of beef ribs for this recipe?
    A2: Yes, you can certainly use pork ribs if you prefer. The cooking process and BBQ sauce will work equally well with pork ribs.

    Q3: Do I need to marinate the ribs before grilling?
    A3: No, marinating isn’t necessary for this recipe. Seasoning the ribs with salt and pepper before grilling is sufficient, as the whisky BBQ sauce will provide plenty of flavor during the cooking process.