Bourbon Root Beer Ribs, Grilled Leeks & Carrot Slaw

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 2 h 20 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 racks pork back ribs (4 lb/2 kg)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided 45 mL
  • ¾ tsp each salt and pepper, divided 4 mL
  • 1 cup root beer 250 mL
  • 1 cup Sensations by Compliments Spirited Mickie Sweet & Tangy Bourbon BBQ Sauce 250 mL
  • ¼ cup molasses 60 mL
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar 30 mL
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard 15 mL
  • 4 leeks, trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 4 carrots, coarsely grated
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill 30 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Brush both sides of ribs with 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil. Sprinkle with ½ tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper. Wrap ribs in foil and place on large baking sheet. Bake 2 hr., or until a meat thermometer registers 160°F (71°C).

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, combine root beer, barbecue sauce and molasses in medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; immediately reduce heat to low and simmer 30 min. or until sauce is thickened and coats back of spoon.

  • Step 3

    In bowl, mix remaining 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil, vinegar, mustard, and remaining ¼ tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper. Brush 2 tbsp (30 mL) of mixture onto leeks. Add carrots and dill to remaining oil mixture in bowl; toss to coat. Set vegetables aside.

  • Step 4

    Remove ribs from foil and brush with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the root beer sauce. Grill ribs and leeks about 5 min. on barbecue preheated to medium-high. Brush ribs occasionally with additional root beer sauce. Grill leeks, turning occasionally, until softened. Cool ribs slightly before slicing apart; serve with remaining root beer sauce for dipping, and grilled leeks and carrot slaw on the side.

Tip

Root beer can be substituted with an equal amount of cola.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/8 of the recipe):
  • Calories 500
  • Fat 29 g
  • Saturated Fat 9 g
  • Carbs 35 g
  • Sugar 25 g
  • Protein 26 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Fibre 2.5 g
  • Sodium 660 mg