Homestyle Whiskey BBQ Ribs - Easy & Delicious!











Whip up deliciously tender and flavorful Whiskey BBQ Ribs right in your kitchen with this simple recipe. Perfect for BBQ lovers, these ribs are seasoned, baked, and slathered in a homemade whiskey BBQ sauce for a finger-licking finish.


Step 1: Preparation and Preheating

Starting off, you'll want to pre-heat your oven to a cozy 300°F, just the perfect temperature to make those ribs tender and juicy. It's a simple but crucial step to ensure your ribs cook evenly and soak up all that delicious seasoning.
Pro Tip: Ensuring your oven is properly calibrated can make all the difference in cooking!

Step 2: Preparing the Ribs

I like to cut 4 sheets of foil, each 6 inches longer than my ribs to ensure there's enough to wrap them snugly. Lay 2 sheets on top of each other on a baking sheet, and do the same with the other two sheets, placing them perpendicularly to form a cross. This creates a sturdy base and makes sure those yummy juices don't escape.
Pro Tip: Extra foil helps keep the moisture in, making your ribs fall-off-the-bone tender!

Step 3: Seasoning the Ribs

Mix your dry seasoning rub ingredients together in a small bowl and generously sprinkle over both sides of the ribs, placed on the foil. This step is where you get to add your personal touch - feel free to get creative with the rub! Make sure every inch of the ribs is covered to maximize flavor.
Pro Tip: Rub the seasoning in gently to ensure it sticks to the ribs and flavors every bite.

Step 4: Baking the Ribs

Fold the foil over the seasoned ribs, sealing them into a delicious little package. Pop them in the oven and bake for 2-3 hours. This slow cooking process is the secret to ribs that are so tender, they literally fall off the bone. The anticipation will be worth it, I promise!
Pro Tip: Avoid opening the oven to check on the ribs too often, to keep heat consistent.

Step 5: Preparing the Whiskey BBQ Sauce

While the ribs are baking, it's time for the shining star of this dish - the whiskey BBQ sauce. In a medium saucepan, stir together the barbecue sauce, whiskey, and other sauce ingredients over medium heat. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The aroma that fills your kitchen will get your taste buds dancing!
Pro Tip: For a smoother sauce, blend before serving.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

After the ribs are beautifully tender and have expressed all their flavors, remove them from the oven, unfold the foil with care to avoid steam burns, and lavish them with your fresh, homemade whiskey BBQ sauce. Return them to the oven for an additional 20 minutes, uncovered, to let the sauce caramelize slightly and cling to every ridge of the ribs.
Pro Tip: Applying the BBQ sauce in layers will build a richer flavor profile.