Tennessee Honey Ribs

Tennessee Honey Ribs

If you're a fan of sticky, sweet, and savory ribs, then you need to try this recipe for whiskey honey glazed Tennessee ribs! The combination of tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs and a tangy whiskey-infused glaze makes for a dish that is both irresistible and memorable. This recipe is perfect for any occasion, from a backyard BBQ to a cozy dinner party.

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Honey Whiskey Sauce

  • 250 grams / 8.8 oz butter

  • 100 grams / 3.5 oz brown sugar

  • 5 tbsp honey

  • 1 tbsp mustard

  • 1 tbsp chili flakes

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 100 ml / 0.4 cup Jack Daniels Tennessee honey bourbon

How to

Honey Whiskey Sauce

  1. Heat up a pan with 250 grams or 1 cup of butter along with 100 grams or 3.5 oz of sugar and let it melt.
  2. Add 1 tbsp mustard, 1 tbsp chili flakes, 1 cinnamon stick and 100 ml or 0.4 cups of bourbon
  3. Let the sauce come up to a syrupy bubble.

Honey Ribs

  1. Carve diamond shapes in to the ribs with a sharp knife to let the smoke penetrate the meat.
  2. Put on 1 tbsp of mustard. This will help the rub stick.
  3. Season the ribs with 3 tbsp PitmasterX’s Classic BBQ rub.
  4. Fire up your BBQ for indirect heat and add a small chunk of smoke wood. 
  5. Let the ribs smoke at a temperature of 120°C or 250°F and smoke until they reach a temperature of 70°C or 150°F
  6. Place the ribs on a sheet of aluminium foil and spread out 5 tbsp of Honey Whiskey Sauce 
  7. Let it continue to smoke for another hour at the same BBQ temperature.
  8. Unwrap the ribs and set your BBQ for direct heat.
  9. Place the ribs back on the grill and brush another 5 tbsp of sauce on top of the ribs.
  10. Let it sit for a couple of minutes with a closed lit.
  11. You BBQ Ribs are done and ready to be eaten.


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