Ribs with balsamic bbq sauce

A friend of mine, let’s call her JRam, has been raving about this recipe for months and months. I finally got around to making it recently.

Ribs with balsamic bbq sauce

First of all, it was created by Fabio Viviani, who we love. He made an adorable video on the subject which we both watched, rapt, while swooning in anticipation. Of the ribs.

Balsamic bbq sauce

Second of all, it’s delicious.

Dry rub components

First, you must make a balsamic bbq sauce. This is very easy, but heed my advice: turn on your overhead fan to full blast and open the windows, if possible, before you start. The aroma of pure balsamic vinegar reducing to half its volume is…pungent…to say the least. Astringent, to say more. I learned this the hard way – we were all staggering around, gasping and clutching at our throats with tears streaming down our faces until I had to open the front and back doors to allow a wintry wind to blow through. River was not impressed. Cheesler was aghast at the waste of heat energy and proclaimed that we were not heating the entire neighbourhood, you know.

Dry rub on the ribs

Anyway, once the balsamic gas cloud cleared, the rest was easy-peasy.

Ribs with balsamic bbq sauce

The sauce simmered slowly for about an hour while the dry-rubbed ribs steam-roasted in red wine. Under normal circumstances, I would have finished the ribs on the BBQ, but it is currently buried under about 18 feet of snow. So I decided to just finish them under the broiler in the oven.

Ribs with balsamic bbq sauce

These were really nice meaty pork ribs. So tender, juicy and delicious!

Ribs with balsamic bbq sauce

And the sauce is sticky sweet and tangy from the balsamic vinegar. I served these ribs with some hasselback potatoes and easy rapini.

Ribs with balsamic bbq sauce

Here’s the recipe!

Ribs with balsamic bbq sauce

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how I used up the leftover bbq sauce. But that, my pretties, will wait for another day. Mwah-ha-ha!


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4 Comments on “Ribs with balsamic bbq sauce”

  1. February 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Reblogged this on Specter6 and commented:
    Yum! Gonna have to try this!!!

  2. February 11, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    once again, you have posted a recipe that I will definitely have to try!!!

    • February 12, 2013 at 11:10 am #

      Great! Do let me know how it turns out. You could replace the wine with beer for the steam-roast.


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