Jalapeno Ribs Recipe
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Jalapeno Ribs Recipe

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These ribs are unique because of the spicy rub and the combination of sweet brown sugar and spicy jalapeno peppers in the sauce. I always make them for my husband's birthday. —Shirley Manthey, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour 35 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour 35 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3-1/2 to 4 pounds pork spareribs
  • JALAPENO BARBECUE SAUCE:
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (14 ounces) equals 937 calories, 56 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 223 mg cholesterol, 1,651 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 56 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; rub onto both sides of ribs. Place ribs, meat side up, on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; simmer, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Grill ribs, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until browned, basting with sauce and turning several times. Reheat remaining sauce and serve with ribs. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Ribs may be baked and sauce may be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated. Then grill and baste for 15 minutes or until heated through and nicely glazed. We recommend wearing disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Jalapeno Ribs in Country Pork 1996, p103

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (14 ounces) equals 937 calories, 56 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 223 mg cholesterol, 1,651 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 56 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

Excellent ribs! The jalapeno's add great flavor to the sauce. My family requests these ribs all the time!

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

Love these ribs! Great rub! Great sauce! I used bone-in country style ribs instead. Would not change a thing!

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

Excellent... used cayenne pepper instead of chili power only because I was out. Very spicy, but really good.

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Reviewed May. 26, 2013

we loved this recipe, the sauce was top notch. The only thing we will do different is to go with beef ribs and make a little bit more sauce and cook the ribs in the sauce then put them on the grill.

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Reviewed May. 11, 2013

Been making these ribs for years. It was in a TOH pork cookbook I got years ago. It is the ONLY way we ever make ribs anymore. We always double the sauce so there is enough.

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