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Jack Daniels Ribs
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Jack Daniels Ribs

Tender baby back ribs basted with a sweet whiskey infused sauce with just a little heat.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 635kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


BBQ Sauce

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely minced white onion
  • 2 tablespoons Jack Daniel's whiskey
  • 1 heaping tablespoon crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 racks baby back ribs


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Cut 1/2-inch off of the head of garlic. Remove the outer layers of papery skin. Put the garlic in a small ramekin and drizzle with the olive oil. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile, begin cooking ribs. Mix all spices for rub together (paprika and next 7 ingredients.)Rub mixture on ribs. Place ribs on a baking tray and place in oven (use the same oven that the garlic is in) for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Next, make the sauce. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and dark brown sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to bring it down to a simmer.
  • Squeeze 2 teaspoons of garlic out of the head of roasted garlic and add to the saucepan.
  • Add the lemon juice, onion, whiskey, crushed pineapple, and cayenne pepper.
  • Let sauce simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, or until reduced by half. Yield is 1 cup.
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to high heat. Grill ribs for 3 to 4 minutes per side and then baste with sauce and serve.


Calories: 635kcal