Mike’s Hard Smashed Apple Cider BBQ Ribs

Mike’s Hard Smashed Apple Cider BBQ Ribs
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This two-part recipe calls for a homemade rub and BBQ sauce. These doesn't take long to cook, and you can make them according to your liking. 

Deliver Ingredients


For the rub for ribs

  • 4 Pounds racks of St. Louis-style ribs
  • 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 Cups brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons ginger powder
  • 1 Teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 Cup Mike's Hard Smashed Apple Cider Crisp Apple

For the BBQ Sauce

  • 8 Ounces can chipotle peppers
  • 2 Cups thick BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons Mike's Hard Smashed Apple Cider Crisp Apple
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup nonalcoholic apple cider


For the rub for ribs

Combine paprika, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger powder, and allspice to create the dry rub. Rub the mixture all over the meat and season with salt and pepper (allowing ribs to marinate overnight.)

Pre-heat oven to 377 degrees. Place meat in a roasting pan and slather the ribs with mike’s hard Smashed Apple Cider Crisp Apple. Cover the pan with foil and bake for approximately 2 hours, until an inch of bone is showing. 

Finish on the grill over medium heat for approximately 15 minutes and glaze with BBQ sauce. 

For the BBQ Sauce

Blend ingredients together until smooth. Slather onto ribs.

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When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.