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Grilled BBQ Ribs with Honey and Pendleton Whiskey

Submitted by on June 3, 2015 – 12:58 pm

OGS Rib Recipe

                                                                                                            It’s grilling time and Father’s Day is just around the corner. In the spirit of Father’s Day and summer, we thought this recipe would make everyone’s taste buds jump for joy! When you combine Pendleton Mesquite BBQ Sauce with Oregon Growers Northwest Wildflower Honey and a little Pendleton Whisky, the flavor is smoky, smooth, slightly sweet and absolutely perfect. For this recipe, we used the oven, instead of the highly common smoker barbecue method. You might be surprised by this, but if you do it right, slow cooking your ribs will make them moist, delicious and the meat will literally fall right off of the bone. Plan ahead for this one, the ribs need to marinate for 24 hours, preferably. This recipe is worth the wait, and your friends and family will be licking their fingers all the way home and have a big grin on their face.

Grilled BBQ Pork Ribs with Honey + Whisky


1 rack of pork ribs
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups Pendleton Mesquite BBQ Sauce
2/3 cup Oregon Growers Northwest Wildflower Honey, divided
1/3 cup Pendleton Whisky


1. Remove the thin membrane that covers the bone side of the ribs.
2. Place the ribs in a baking dish meat side down.
3. Mix together 3 cloves of garlic, 2 cups Pendleton Mesquite BBQ Sauce, 1/3 cup Honey, and 1/3 cup Pendleton Whisky in a medium bowl.
4. Pour sauce over the ribs, making sure to cover all surfaces.
5. Marinate overnight.
6. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
7. Remove the ribs from the marinade, but keep the sauce for later.
8. Wrap the ribs tightly in foil, meat side down. Place the ribs on a baking sheet and bake for 2 and a half to 3 hours, until fork tender.
9. After 2 hours, take your reserved sauce and place in a small saucepan over high heat. Add remaining 1/3 cup honey and bring to a boil. Turn down and let the sauce reduce for 15 minutes.

10. Start your grill and make sure it is nice and hot.
11. When the ribs are done, fork tender, remove from the oven and carefully unwrap the foil. 

12. Place the ribs back onto the baking sheet and brush on some of the reduced sauce.

13. Place on the grill meat side up and grill for 3-4 minutes. Brush with some of the reduced sauce. Flip the ribs, now meat side down and grill for another 3-4 minutes, making sure to not blacken them, check after 2 minutes.
14. Remove from the grill, brush with remaining sauce, slice, and eat!


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