bourbon bbq baby back ribs

these ribs turn out perfect every time i make them. or so i'm told by my bona fide taste-tester, jim. and, while i don't eat meat myself, it is still satisfying to make a main dish that animates people with happiness. dinner party members will circle around to my kitchen from time to time during the cooking process, inhale deeply, and say, "that smells soooo good". i always serve these ribs with extra paper napkins, so no one has to worry about messing up linens with the finger-soaked-dripping-bone-sucking-snappy-sauce goodness.

• 2 lengths of baby back pork ribs
• kosher salt
• pepper
• bourbon bbq sauce: (in a med. mixing bowl, whisk together the following)
  • 1/2 cup safflower oil
  • 1 16 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1 med. onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbl. apple cider vinegar
  • several dashed of worcestershire or soy sauce
  • 2 tbl. smoked chipotle chili powder
  • 3/4 cup of bourbon

1. rince ribs and place in a large baking pan
2. generously coat both sides of the ribs with the salt and pepper, pressing into the meat
3. coat well with the bourbon bbq sauce
4. pour in 1 to 2 cups of water so that the ribs are completely submerged
5. cove with foil, and cook at 290 degrees for about 2 & 1/2 hours, or until the meat is falling off of the bone

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