Chris Santos, one of our favorite chefs from New York and a judge on Food Network’s show Chopped, developed several recipes using Jägermeister. They are perfect for summertime barbecues and will certainly impress your family and friends.
This recipe calls for using your grill, but with the summer heat in Phoenix, you can also use an indoor grill pan that fits on your stove if you desire. You may have to cut the ribs to fit onto the indoor grill.
Black Cherry & Jägermeister Baby Back Ribs
By Chef Chris Santos for Jägermeister
- 4 racks of baby back ribs
- 2 oranges, thinly sliced
- 2 red onions, peeled, thinly sliced
- 4 cups BBQ sauce (see pulled pork recipe)
- 1 bunch mint, picked
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup Jägermeister
- 2–4 cups black cherry cola
- 1/2 cup smoked black pepper
- 1/2 cup onion powder
- 1/2 cup ancho powder
- 1/2 cup smoked paprika
- 1 cup Sriracha (or favorite hot sauce)
- For the rub: Combine all of the ingredients. Rub the ribs thoroughly so that all surfaces are covered. You may want to pull off the silver skin from the back of the ribs. That is the thin membrane on the bone side of the ribs.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees and heat a grill to high. Grill the ribs on both sides over direct heat. This will create a nice char and smoky flavor.
- In a large pan or hotel pan slice the oranges and layer the orange slices and mint leaves on top of the ribs. Stack the ribs on top of one another.
- Combine the BBQ sauce, orange juice and Jägermeister. Pour over the ribs.
- Scatter the sliced onions over the ribs and then fill the large pan or hotel pan with black cherry cola until the ribs are nearly covered.
- Place the hotel pan on the stove over low/medium heat until the liquid comes to a simmer. Cover with parchment paper and tinfoil and simmer in the 300-degree oven for about 2–3 hours. Ribs should be tender and almost fall off of the bone.
- Remove ribs from the liquid and place on a cooling rack.
- Serve with additional Jägermeister BBQ Sauce.
Some grocery stores do not carry ancho chili powder or smoked paprika. If yours does not, you can find it at Penzeys Spices in Tempe. Smoked paprika is also available in Costco in Mesa.
Jägermeister is available at your favorite grocery or liquor store in Mesa.
Sriracha can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store. You can also purchase it at Mekong Market in Mesa.
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