Beer-Braised Baby Back Ribs with Orange-Tamarind Sauce
"I started making my Abilene sauce 20 years ago, and every year I tweak it or add something," says Olivia chef James Holmes of his signature barbecue sauce. Despite its spicy intensity, the pork and beer flavors come straight through. More Delicious Ribs
The cooked ribs can be refrigerated in their braising liquid overnight and reheated gently before grilling. The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Tamarind concentrate is available at Asian markets and at specialty food stores.
Beer: Fruity, rich Belgian-style pale ale: 2010 Goose Island Matilda.
Wine: Earthy, berry-inflected Monastrell.