Beer Baby Back Ribs

By March 22, 2018 January 7th, 2020 Grilling with Beer, Recipes

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 6 hours – 24 hours
Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours


4 lb pork baby back ribs


1 16-oz. bottle Imperial Stout or Porter beer
2 oranges, sliced
2 shallots, sliced
6 stalks lemongrass, chopped
2 two-inch pieces ginger, peeled and grated
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper

Barbecue Sauce

2 T butter
1 onion, chopped
1/4 c Stout or Porter beer
4 c ketchup
2 T lemon juice
2 T orange juice
1/4 c cider vinegar
1/3 c brown sugar
1/2 c Worcestershire Sauce
2 chipotle chiles, chopped
1/2 c water


  1. Combine beer, orange slices, shallots, lemongrass, ginger, vegetable oil and olive oil in large glass bowl. Place baby back ribs in large, shallow dish; pour Marinade on ribs and turn to coat all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator at least 6 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 225° F. Drain marinade; place ribs on baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in oven and bake for 2 hours. While ribs are cooking, prepare barbeque sauce by melting butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Place onion in pan and sauté 2 minutes. Add beer; warm and stir. Stir in ketchup, lemon juice, orange juice, cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, chilies and water. Simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Prepare gas or charcoal grill. Brush ribs with barbeque sauce; place on grill. Grill 6 minutes on each side, turning once, basting, until browned.

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