Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ribs

Peanut Butter and Jelly Spareribs

I have been a bit lax in posting new recipes for all of you...it's summertime...and I get busy with my other business during the summer.  

I also tend to get a bit lazy during the summer months.  After a day of mowing, driving or yardwork, the last thing that I feel like doing is sitting for a couple of hours on the computer.

I know, I know...that's a poor excuse for all of you that are looking forward to my recipes so that you can add new things to your daily recipes.

The recipe below is for a new favorite of mine.  I found the original recipe on a "Pit Boys" YouTube channel.  My recipe has been changed some and I hope that you enjoy it.  I know that the combination seems odd, but once you try these ribs, I think that you will enjoy them.


  • Pork Spareribs (trimmed St. Lous style)
  • Paprika
  • Honey Hog Rub from Meat Church
  • 1 Cup of creamy Peanut butter
  • 1 cup of Jelly of your choice.  Strawberry, Black Raspberry and Grape all work well.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Beer of choice, I used a Modelo Especial for mine, but any beer will work.  Just remember, the stronger the beer, the more flavor it will add to the ribs.
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce.  I used Sweet Baby Ray's Honey BBQ sauce.


  1. Trim your spareribs and remove the membrane, if necessary.
  2. Mix paprika and Honey Hog Seasoning to taste.  (Use any rub that you like on your ribs, they all work equally well)
  3. Gently rub this combination on your ribs, covering them generously on both the front and the back of the ribs.
  4. Set your smoke to 250 to 275 degrees F.  I used a hickory blend for this smoke.
  5. In a pan, add 1 cup of jelly, 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of Honey Hog Seasoning (or seasoning of your choice), 1/4 cup of beer, 1 teaspoon of your BBQ sauce, stir and mix well.
  6. Place spareribs on the smoke with the meat side up.
  7. Mop the spareribs every hour with some beer and flip the spareribs to get them to cook evenly.
  8. After about 3 hours, place the ribs in an aluminum foil boat and pour 1/4 cup of beer, spread the mixed peanut butter and jelly sauce over the ribs, close the aluminum foil boat tightly over the ribs and place them back on the smoker for about 2 hours.
  9. After two hours, remove the ribs from the foil and mop the ribs with the remaining peanut butter and jelly mixture and smoke the ribs for one additional hour.
  10. Remove the ribs from the smoker, add additional BBQ sauce if desired (I don't think this is necessary) and enjoy.



Drink Recommendations

My personal favorite for this type of meal is a cold beer.  You truly can't go wrong with any style of beer that you drink with this type of meal.  I would probably enjoy a "Ruckus" from Lockport Brewery if I wanted to enjoy a local brew.  If I was going mainstream, I would go with a lager from any of those breweries out there that produce mindless corporate swill available all over the country.

If I was going to enjoy wine with this meal, I would recommend a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.  Breitenbach Winery here in Dover makes a pretty good Cab.  If you want something from a larger vineyard or winery that can be found anywhere in the country, Dreaming Tree has a good cabernet.

If you want to really bring out the smokey flavors of the BBQ, I recommend a Smoked Old Fashioned cocktail made with a Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker.  Link is below.

Smokeshow Starter Bundle Offer » Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker (smokeshowsmoker.com) 

Brewery | Lockport Brewery | United States (lockportbeer.com)

Breitenbach Wine Cellars | Award-Winning Amish Country Wines

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