Chef Daniella’s Kansas City Style Ribs



1/2 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey (or to taste)
1 small onion (chopped)
4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
2 cups ketchup or tomato sauce
1/3 cup Apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
2 tablespoon of Sriracha sauce or hot sauce
3 tablespoons of Boochie’s Best Everything nice all purpose seasoning
1 package of baby back ribs



  1. Mix half of the brown sugar, Boochie’s Best, and worschestire sauce and pack it on ribs. Then marinate in fridge for 2 hours or more, if desired.
  2. Combine the chopped onion, garlic and Jack Daniels in a three-quart saucepan. Simmer until the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, molasses, pepper, salt, tomato paste, smoke flavoring, and Tabasco sauce; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until reduced and thickened. This will take about 15 to 25 minutes, and a spatter screen is recommended. (Add more Jack Daniels whiskey if a stronger flavor is desired.)
  4. Once sauce is complete, take marinated ribs and place on a pan and bake at 350 for 40 min. Remove from heat and brush layer of sauce on rack
  5. Continue to bake another 30 min before removing for second sauce layer.
  6. Turn oven to 375 and continue to bake for another 15 min.
  7. Remove from heat and brush remaining sauce.
  8. I broiled for extra 5-7 min. To caramelize the sauce. (Optional)