Cider-Brined St. Louis-Style Ribs

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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8 10minutes 2.5hour
Servings Prep Time
8 10minutes
Cook Time
  1. Mix together the cider, bourbon, vinegar, orange juice, oil, Worcestershire, salt, and thyme in a large ziplock bag. Pour half of the brine into another ziplock bag. Drop the ribs into both bags, press out the air, seal, and refrigerate for 3 hours, and up to overnight.
  2. Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Remove the ribs from the brine and discard the brine. Let the ribs rest at room temperature for 15 minutes as the grill heats up.
  3. Grill the ribs over indirect heat until browned all over, about 10 minutes per side. Reduce the heat under the ribs to medium-low (on a gas grill) or move the ribs to a low-heat area (on a charcoal grill). Cover and continue cooking over medium-low heat for 2 hours. Brush with the barbecue sauce during the last 5 to 10 minutes of cooking.
  4. Remove to a platter and let rest 5 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Cider-Brined St. Louis-Style Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 2431mg 101%
Potassium 151mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 16g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 13%
Iron 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.