Molasses- and Peanut Butter-Glazed Ribs

Molasses- and Peanut Butter-Glazed Ribs
Staff Writer
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
1045
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
81g
100%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
36g
100%
Cholesterol
225mg
75%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
54g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
40µg
6%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
91mg
9%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
29µg
7%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
74mg
23%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
416mg
59%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
54µg
98%
Sodium, Na
799mg
53%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
224g
8%
Zinc, Zn
13mg
100%

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.