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PB&J Ribs

594 Melodys PBJ Ribs
PB&J isn't just for your kids' lunch anymore, slather it on your ribs for a sweet and sassy dinner you won't want to miss!
skill level
Easy
time
Over 120min
servings
8
cost
$$
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PB&J isn't just for your kids' lunch anymore, slather it on your ribs for a sweet and sassy dinner you won't want to miss!
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ingredients
  • 2 full racks of St. Louis style ribs
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Vidalia Onions
  • 1 Fennel Bulb
  • Hickory or Applewood Smoking Biscuits
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  • Dry Rub
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Onion Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Adobo
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
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  • Wet Rub
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Salt
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Ketchup
  • Reserved Dry Rub
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  • 1
    2 teaspoons Cumin
    2 teaspoons Coriander
    2 teaspoons Chili Powder
    2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
    2 tablespoons Onion Powder
    2 tablespoons Smoked Paprika
    2 tablespoons Adobo
    1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
    1 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
    Whisk together all Dry Rub ingredients.
  • 2
    2 full racks of St. Louis style ribs
    Rub the Ribs, Meat Side first, then Rib side with 3/4 of the dry rub. (1/4 to use with wet rub). Place the ribs in a roasting pan, cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3
    1/2 cup Bourbon
    3 tablespoons Peanut Butter
    3 tablespoons Coconut Sugar
    2 tablespoons Salt
    1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
    2 tablespoons Ketchup
    Reserved Dry Rub
    Whisk together all the ingredients for the wet rub. Apply 1/2 wet rub on meat side of the ribs, cover and return to the fridge to marinate overnight.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  • 5
    Olive Oil
    2 Bay Leaves
    3 Vidalia Onions
    1 Fennel Bulb
    Remove ribs from the pan and drizzle pan with Olive Oil and toss in the Bay Leaves. Spread the sliced Onion and Fennel in a roasting pan. Place the ribs into the pan bone side down. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 90 minutes.
  • 6
    Hickory or Applewood Smoking Biscuits
    Soak Applewood Chips in water for 90 minutes. Drain off water. Transfer the wood chips into a rimmed baking dish. Place into the oven on the bottom rack.
  • 7
    Reduce oven to 200ºF.
  • 8
    Remove ribs from pan. Scrap up the Veggies and reserve. Return ribs to the roasting pan and top with the Veggies. Baste with some wet rub if needed and return to the oven. Cook ribs for 5 hours, basting every hour with remaining wet rub.
  • 9
    Cut and serve warm.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. St. Louis cuts are a good used in this recipe.
    2. Spare ribs are separated into two sections when cut. The top section cut, which is more square, is the St. Louis cut.
    3. White sugar can be a suitable alternative to coconut sugar in this recipe.
    4. Coconut sugar is generally better for health.
    5. If a smoker is not available, an oven is a suitable substitute and can be converted to a smoker using smoking chips.
    6. Vidalia onions are a sweet variety of onion.
    7. Glaze the meat with the fennel and fat as it is being smoked to infuse extra flavor into the ribs.

 
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