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Molasses-Peanut Butter Glazed Ribs Recipe

Molasses-Peanut Butter Glazed Ribs Recipe

Nothing says summer better than these ribs sizzling on the grill. Serve them with fresh corn on the cob, and neighbors will flock to this delightful backyard barbecue fiesta.. —Diane Werner
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Grill: 1 hour 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup plus 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions

  • 1. Prepare grill for indirect medium-low heat. Grill ribs, covered, over indirect medium-low heat for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  • 2. In a saucepan coated with cooking spray, saute onion and garlic over medium heat until tender.
  • 3. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, syrup, water, soy sauce, molasses, vinegar, ginger and red pepper flakes until blended. Stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil; cook for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Add peanut butter; cook for 2 minutes or until peanut butter is melted, stirring constantly. Set aside.
  • 4. Add 10 briquettes to coals. Grill 20-30 minutes longer or until meat is tender, basting ribs with sauce several times. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 pound) equals 711 calories, 47 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 163 mg cholesterol, 602 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.