BBQ Baby Back Ribs

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A fun twist on ribs made with beer which makes them more flavorful and more tender.


  • 1 six pack of Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • 4 pounds baby back ribs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Place spareribs in 6 quart Dutch oven and cover with 4 Sam Adams Boston Lagers. Bring to boiling with high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 hour or until ribs are fork tender. Drain.

Meanwhile, heat honey, ketchup, vinegar, apple juice, garlic, cumin, Tabasco sauce, salt and ¼ cup of Sam Adams Boston Lager to boiling in 1 quart saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

Preheat grill to medium or preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place ribs on rack on grill or in broiler pan, fat side up. Brush ribs with honey mixture. Cook 20 minutes or until heated through, brushing occasionally with honey mixture and turning once.