A special sauce of olive oil, white onions, tomato sauce, beer, honey, white vinegar and Worcestershire sauce is brushed on the grilled ribs giving it a caramelized texture resulting in a completely irresistible dish. Served with some grilled vegetables and potatoes for a real feast.
3 tbsp. dark brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. coarse ground black pepper
2 tbsp. paprika
2 tsp. dry mustard
3 1/2 to 4 lb. pork loin baby back ribs
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/3 cup beer
1/3 cup honey
2 tbsp. white vinegar
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1. Stir together dry ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve 3 tbsp. of mixture. Sprinkle remaining mixture over both sides of the ribs and rub it in.
2. Place ribs in baking dish. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours.
3. When ready to grill, place ribs, bone sides down, on lightly greased grill, over a medium flame. Cover and grill for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours, or until ribs are tender.
4. While ribs are cooking, heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, along with reserved spice mixture. Simmer, uncovered, until sauce is thickened and reduced to about 1 1/2 cups liquid, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. When ribs are nearly finished cooking, about the last 5 minutes, brush generously with sauce.
6. Remove ribs from grill and cut into serving portions. Serve with remaining sauce.