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How to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Spare Ribs

This mouthwatering recipe for peanut butter & jelly ribs puts a hearty twist on a family favorite.

The idea of combining the flavors from one of the most beloved sandwiches in the world may seem a little hard to swallow at first. Thankfully, the BBQ Pit Boys only supply recipes with the best flavors possible. The rich peanut flavor mixed with the sweetness added from the jelly actually create an incredible glaze for the PB&J ribs that will have you coming back for more. Grape jelly typically melts down as the sugar caramelizes under heat and adds beautiful color to the meat without burning. It brings a hint of smokiness to the ribs, too.

The video above shows you step by step how to make a rack of ribs into something completely unexpected. The best part about this simple recipe is that creating the glaze takes as much effort and skill as making a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich, meaning you have more time to kick back and relax instead of hanging out in the kitchen. It's also a great recipe idea to spice up your dinnertime routine, especially after you get sick of eating your turkey leftovers. Now heat up the Weber and try out some of these baby back ribs (or St. Louis style, the sauce will go well with any ribs).

Here's everything you need to make your peanut sauce for your pork ribs:

- 1 cup of your favorite jelly or preserves

- 1 cup of creamy peanut butter

- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (heat and the sweet is a winning combo)

- 1 tsp kosher salt/black pepper/garlic powder combo (maybe some red pepper if you like it spicy)

-1/4 beer to make the consistency less pasty

- 1 tsp habanero hot sauce

Try the Texas cheat method to make "fall of the bone" ribs. Put your spare ribs in aluminum foil and spread your pb&j sauce all over them. Throw them back on the grill and have some patience because the end result is well worth it.

This story was previously published on Jan. 11, 2019.

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