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Wild Boar Ribs



Wild Boar Ribs

½ stalk celery, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

2 red onions, julienned

10 cloves of garlic

½ teaspoon thyme

½ teaspoon peppercorns

3 bay leaves

½ teaspoon Lonesome Dove Game Rub (recipe follows) or buy here

½ teaspoon cinnamon

15 pounds center cut wild boar ribs

Lonesome Dove BBQ sauce (recipe follows) or buy here

Kosher salt

Lonesome Dove Game Rub

¼ cup Guajillo chile powder

¼ cup kosher salt

2 tablespoons cumin, ground

1 tablespoon rosemary, finely chopped

1 tablespoon thyme leaves, finely chopped

3 tablespoon black pepper, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Lonesome Dove BBQ sauce

¼ cup olive oil

½ cup white onion, diced

½ cup celery, diced

½ cup carrots, diced

5 ounces garlic, chopped

2 dry anchos

2 cups chicken stock

2 cups thickened veal stock

2 tablespoon brown sugar

½ cup molasses

½ cup white vinegar

2 tablespoon chipotles, chopped

½ cup ketchup


Wild Boar Ribs

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients except barbecue sauce and salt and place into large roasting pan. Fill with pan with water until all ingredients are covered.
  3. Cover pan with plastic wrap then with foil and place into oven.
  4. Braise until bones easily remove from rib meat, approximately 10 hours.
  5. Remove pan from oven and place ribs onto sheet pan to cool and discard liquid and mirepoix.
  6. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  7. Once ribs are cool, portion and place on grill
for 5 minutes.
  8. Dredge in barbecue sauce and season with kosher salt to taste.

Lonesome Dove Game Rub

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Store in an air tight container.

Lonesome Dove Barbecue Sauce

  1. In a heavy bottom sauce pan over high heat, add oil, onion, celery and carrots.
  2. As the vegetables brown, add garlic and anchos.
  3. Stir frequently over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add remainder of ingredients and stir.
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer, reduce by half and puree, then strain through a fine sieve.
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