Molasses- and Peanut Butter-Glazed Ribs

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Molasses- and Peanut Butter-Glazed Ribs
Taste of Home

For a quick dinner, these ribs can be done in less than one hour. The peanut butter gives a mixture of sweet and savory flavor, and adds to the other layers of taste. Serve it with a side of vegetables, and you're all set! 

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6
Servings
871
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 1/2 Cup finely minced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup 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

Prepare grill for indirect medium-low heat. Grill ribs, covered, over indirect medium-low heat for 1 hour, turning occasionally.

In a saucepan coated with cooking spray, sauté onion and garlic over medium heat until tender.

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.

Add 10 briquettes to coals. Grill 20-30 minutes longer or until meat is tender, basting ribs with sauce several times.

Tip: You can make the sauce the day before you need it; store in the refrigerator.

Molasses Shopping Tip

There are 3 types of sugarcane molasses: light, dark, and blackstrap which come from the first, second, and third boiling of sugar syrup, respectively. Each boiling results in less sweetness and more bitterness.

Molasses Cooking Tip

Molasses is often called for in baking recipes, but if you don't have any you can often substitute ¾-cup firmly-packed brown sugar for 1 cup molasses.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
55g
85%
Sugar
28g
N/A
Saturated Fat
19g
93%
Cholesterol
209mg
70%
Protein
61g
100%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
27µg
3%
Vitamin B12
2µg
28%
Vitamin B6
1mg
74%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
0.3µg
0.4%
Calcium
164mg
16%
Fiber
1g
3.8%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
17µg
4%
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
116mg
29%
Monounsaturated
24g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
22mg
100%
Phosphorus
531mg
76%
Polyunsaturated
9g
N/A
Potassium
1142mg
33%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
77%
Sodium
658mg
27%
Sugars, added
26g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
96%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
9mg
57%

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