Get ready to fire up the grill and enjoy some finger-licking goodness with these Country-Style Bourbon Ribs! This recipe is perfect for those who love the bold flavors of bourbon and the irresistible tenderness of slow-cooked ribs. The secret to these mouthwatering ribs lies in the marinade, which combines the smoky sweetness of bourbon with a savory blend of spices. As the ribs cook low and slow, they become incredibly tender, with the flavors infusing every bite. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or simply craving some hearty comfort food, these Country-Style Bourbon Ribs are sure to impress. So grab your apron, fire up the grill, and get ready to savor the irresistible combination of bourbon and barbecue flavors in every juicy bite.


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 large Vidalia (or other sweet) onions, chopped
  • 1/3 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1-14.5 oz can tomatoes in puree
  • 1/2 c. bourbon
  • 2 T Dijon mustard
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t. horseradish
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 4 pounds of country-style pork ribs


  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In a skillet heat oil, add onions, and saute until translucent (5-7 minutes).  Remove from heat, add brown sugar, and stir until melted.  Add to a food processor.  Mix in undrained tomatoes, bourbon, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, salt, and pepper; blend until well mixed.  Return the marinade to the skillet and cook over medium heat until boiling.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Place ribs in deep baking dish.  Cover with marinade and bake, covered, until tender, 2 to 2  1/2 hours.  (Increase oven temperature to 275 degrees F after cooking for 1 hour.)
  4. Heat grill for direct grilling.  Grill ribs over low heat, uncovered for 30 minutes, brushing with marinade every 5 minutes and turning after 15 minutes.  Slice ribs individually and serve.