So, the other day I found a recipe for slow cooker ribs that you finish on the grill so they get a nice smoky flavor. Well, when I went to get ribs for the dish I could only find rib tips instead of a rack of ribs, so I went ahead and bought them. To tell you the truth, I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t cook what I wanted but I figured that I could still make them taste great.
Just a couple of days before we decided to make ribs we ate at Buffalo Wild Wings. Now you are probably wondering why this is pertinent and I’ll tell you why. Buffalo Wild Wings has some new, limited time only, sauces and one of them is a Captain Morgan’s sauce. This wing sauce was the inspiration for my rib glaze.
Here are the recipes for the dry rub with the ribs and my Captain Morgan’s glaze. And I’ll apologize now for not measuring anything.
3 pounds Rib Tips
Mexican Chili Powder
Mix all ingredients to your taste.
Captain Morgan’s Glaze:
Captain Morgan Rum
1/2 can Dr. Pepper
Apple Cider Vinegar
Dried Minced Onion
1 Finely Diced Serrano Pepper
Rib Tip Directions:
Coat the rib tips with the rub. Place in slow cooker on low for 5-6 hours. Remove from slow cooker.
Put all ingredients in small saucepan and reduce until flavors concentrate, about 15-20 minutes.
Completing the Ribs:
Heat a grill pan and place rib tips on the pan. Spoon some glaze over the ribs and turn to sear the glaze on the ribs, they will be fall-off-the-bone-tender so don’t worry if they come apart. Repeat searing until you are satisfied with the amount of glaze on the ribs.
That’s all there is to them. My husband loved the way they tasted and the glaze was a perfect compliment to the ribs. I also think that Jack Daniels would be nice in this glaze instead of Captain Morgan.
I hope you give these recipes a try!