Take it beyond the family-friendly burger with this tasty, beer-inspired recipe for ribs. They’re glazed with Miller Lite, bringing to the fore a great pilsner taste with 90 calories and 3 grams of carbs per 355ml can. Serve with potato salad, corn salad, fruit, grilled corn and grilled vegetables for a complete meal.
Prep time: 20 minutes plus marinating time
Cook time: 1 hour 40 minutes
- Rack of ribs
- Paprika, mustard powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chilli powder rub
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup Miller Lite
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- In a bowl, combine paprika, mustard powder, salt, chilli powder and garlic powder. Rub ribs completely with mixture and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate for three hours or up to overnight.
- Allow ribs to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Fill the bottom of the baking sheet with ¼-inch boiling hot water and add the ribs. Cover with foil and place in oven. Braise ribs for one hour and 20 minutes until tender.
- While the ribs are cooking, combine sugar, beer, garlic, mustard, salt and black pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes until the mixture has thickened.
- Increase oven temperature to 425°F (220°C). Brush the glaze (reheat if the glaze has become too thick) on the ribs and bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
- Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Transfer ribs to the grill and cook for 3 minutes a side until lightly charred. Slice and serve.