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    Sticky BBQ ribs

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes plus marinating
    • Cooking time: 2 hours 25 minutes plus marinating

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    3 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Hot and Spicy Rub
    1.2kg British pork spare ribs

    FOR THE SAUCE

    25g unsalted butter
    2 onions, peeled and sliced
    3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    200ml apple juice
    100ml bourbon whisky
    4 tbsp cider vinegar
    2 tbsp dark brown muscovado sugar
    2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 tbsp Dijon mustard

    Method

    1. Put 2 tbsp of the spice mix into a large bowl, add the ribs and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    2. Preheat the oven to 150°C, gas mark 2. For the sauce, heat the butter in a large, heavy-based pan, add the onions and fry for 8-10 minutes until soft and caramelised. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Add the remaining spice mix, fry for a minute then add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Blend the sauce with a stick blender until smooth.

    3. Tip the ribs into a large, shallow, ovenproof dish, pour the sauce over and toss to coat. Cover tightly with foil and cook in the oven for 2 hours. Remove the ribs from the dish and pour the sauce into a saucepan. Bring to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.

    4. Preheat a grill or barbecue to a medium heat and cook the ribs for 3-4 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with the sauce and turning frequently until caramelised. Serve with coleslaw, corn on the cob and the remaining sauce.

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