Ingredients: 3 pounds pork back ribs, 1 (8-ounce) jar honey, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon celery salt, 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, 1 medium onion, grated or finely chopped, 12 ounces barbecue sauce, 1/4 cup white sugar
Directions: Place all ingredients together in large roasting pan. Cut ribs apart for easier serving. Mix together, making sure to coat all ribs with the semidry paste. Spread ribs evenly on bottom of pan. Cover lightly with foil. Bake at 375 F for approximately 1 hour,turning or stirring occasionally.
Recommendation: Ravenswood Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel 2008, $56
Most assuredly, Zinfandel is a rib’s best partner. Jammy, dark and fruity–often with loads of black pepper and spice–it is sweet without really being sweet, and that helps with a tangy barbecue sauce. Watch out for wine with a high amount of alcohol as it might push the heat in the sauce over the top. Available at specialty shops and online.