Jack Daniel’s Rib Glaze

This calls for quite a bit of Jack Daniel’s. When you smell it afterwards, you just get pure Jack Daniel’s in your nose. It will cook out as you cook your meat. The recipe I used this for was 3 different ways using Ranchers Reserve beef chuck flanken-style ribs. These ribs just fall right off the bone. I marinated some of the ribs overnight and cooked some in the oven and some on the BBQ grill. The rest I did in a crock pot. I did a blind taste test with my husband. I put one rib on each plate from the grill, the oven, and the crock pot. Out of the 3 he loved the crock pot version. It was the tenderest and had the best flavor. We suggest doing the crock pot version immediately! If you don’t have ribs, we also feel that you can use this rib glaze over a pot roast, tri-tip, or chicken in the crock pot.
Ingredients for the Rib Glaze:
1 cup Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 cup catsup
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup white distilled vinegar
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. dry mustard
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
Choose your rib meat!
Directions: Beef Short Ribs in the Crock Pot
2 pounds boneless beef short ribs or flanken-style beef chuck ribs
1/3 cup flour
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Entire Rib Glaze recipe
Make rib glaze recipe
In a bowl combine 1/3 cup flour, 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper mixing well
Line up your ribs and rub the flour mixture on both sides of each rib
In a large skillet melt your butter and brown your ribs about 1 minute on each side
Put all ribs at the bottom of the slow cooker / crock pot
In the same skillet you browned your ribs, add in the rib glaze and bring to a boil stirring constantly
Once boiling remove from stove and pour the rib glaze all over the top of the ribs
Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 9 hours, any longer they will get darker and less tender
These ribs just fall off the bone. Pure heaven!
Directions: BBQ your Ribs on the Grill
2-3 pounds of your favorite ribs (beef or pork)
Make rib glaze recipe combining all ingredients, mixing well
Grill should be at 350 degrees
Brush the ribs with the thin coating of glaze and place on the grill
Cover the grill and cook until grill marks appear on the bottom of the ribs, about 5 minutes
Continue to baste when turning ribs, covering and cooking another 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and formed a glaze and ribs are heated throughout. About 20 minutes total
Transfer to serving plate and use extra sauce on the side to serve with the ribs
Directions: Baking your Ribs in the Oven
Entire recipe for rib glaze
Place ribs in a 13 x 9 baking dish and arrange in even layers
Baste all ribs generously with rib glaze
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 24 hours 
You can bake these immediately after basting; however they are best with marinated overnight
Remove ribs from the refrigerator at least 20 minutes prior to placing them in the oven
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Place the ribs in the oven and roast until fork tender, about 2 hours
Inspired by: Jack Daniel’s Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook