When you get a craving for the ribs at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant you can make them at home with this copycat recipe.
- 1 slab pork loin ribs, frozen
- 1/2 cup liquid smoke
- 1/4 cup Texas Roadhouse rib seasoning
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper, coarsely ground
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon whiskey
- 1/4 cup onion, minced
- 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup tomato paste
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- On the back of the frozen ribs score several times.
- Let the ribs thaw overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
- In a large shallow pan big enough to hold ribs, place a wire rack.
- Rub 1/8 cup of the Texas Roadhouse rib seasoning on each side of the ribs.
- Use additional seasoning if needed to cover each side of the ribs.
- Combine the water and liquid smoke in the large pan; mix well.
- Place the ribs on wire rack and place in the pan, do not let the ribs touch the liquid smoke water.
- Cover the entire pan tightly with aluminum foil.
- Bake for about five hours.
- Ribs will be done when they nearly fall off the bone.
- Add oil to a saucepan, add the onions and sauté until soft.
- Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer; cook for about one hour or until thickened.
- Preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
- Cover the ribs and grill for about four minutes on each side.
- Brush ribs with sauce, then turn to let the sauce caramelize.
- Repeat with the other side.