Johnna's Drunken BBQ Ribs

Johnna's Drunken BBQ Ribs
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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    Ingredients Print Recipe

  • (2) 2 lb. baby back ribs
  • 2 tbsp. season all salt
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder, plus more to taste
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder, plus more to taste
  • 1 tbsp. meat tenderizer
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 squirt mustard
  • 2 tbsp. liquid smoke
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • dash of black pepper
  • cilantro, for garnish


To make the ribs, first eason ribs with two tablespoons of seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and meat tenderizer. Add to the slow cooker and top with vinegar. Cook for 6-8 hours on low, making sure to add sauce in per the instructions below.

To make the sauce, combine remaining ingredients, adding garlic powder and onion powder to taste, and put to the side. Once ribs have cooked for 3-4 hours, add half of the sauce to the slow cooker and continue cooking for another 3-4 hours on low. Top ribs with remaining sauce and serve. Garnish with cilantro for extra flavor.
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