The A.J’s Jameson BBQ Ribs

Posted Thursday, 29 November 2018

Its always grilling season here at the Ajs and we love nothing more than ribs that are TENDER, FLAVOUFUL & SUCCULENT. This recipe is a favourite, as not only does it incorporate the favouritwhiskeyky: Jameson.

But it is fool proof and produces perfect results every time.

Serves: 4

Difficulty: SUPER EASY

- 1 lb Pork ribs
- For the dry rub
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- 1 tbs salt
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1 tbs black pepper

- 1 tbs cayenne pepper
- 1 cube maggi
- 2 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 ½ tbs paprika

For Jameson BBQ Sauce

- ¾ cup Jameson Irish Whisky
- ¼ cup Honey
- 1½ cups BBQ Sauce of your choice


  1. Combine all the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 o F and line a shallow baking pan with aluminium foil or baking paper. (see note 1)
  3. Sprinkle about 2 tbs of the dry rub mixture over the pork ribs and massage into the meat well with your fingertips
  4. Arrange the ribs on the prepared baking pans and cover tightly with foil. Bake in the oven until tender/ meat pulls away from the bone with a fork. This should take about 1½- 2½ hours depending on the thickness of the meat.
  5. Now its time to prepare the sauce. Combine the Jameson, BBQ Sauce, and a hint of cayenne pepper or dried pepper for that added kick. Bring to boil to cook of the alcohol and reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 4 minutes.
  6. Ensure you stir frequently. Set aside until ready to serve. (see note 1)
  7. Preheat a charcoal grill to medium heat and oil the grates. Place the ribs on the grill and brush with your pre-prepared Jameson BBQ sauce.
  8. Cook until nicely browned and charred. Ensure you turn the pork ribs frequently and brush with sauce each time
  9. Allow the ribs to cool slightly and serve with extra Jameson BBQ sauce


  • The trick to succulent/ fall of the bone ribs is ensuring they are cooked at a low temperature for a long time. Low and Slow. If you have a slow cooker you can also cook your ribs using this however this will take 6-8 hours.
  • If you don’t have a charcoal grill you can use a gas oven on grill settings and broil them until the top catches colour and is caramelized.

PS: Enjoy this with a chilled glass of Jameson, 7-Up and lime.

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