These incredibly juicy, fall-off-the-bone-tender, Knock Ya Naked Peanut Butter BBQed Ribs were a SMASH HIT! That sauce was sooo good, I could’ve just drank it, and at the very least, bottled and SOLD it! And it all comes together easily using just a few panty items that you already have on hand! What’s not to love about that, right? Make THESE awesome ribs for YOUR next barbecue!
These baby back ribs were seriously good. I mean, SERIOUSLY good, folks! One of my best rib concoctions yet!!
That sauce was absolutely TO DIE FOR. Honestly, I could bottle it and SELL it, it was that good!
And the ribs themselves, whether you give them some lovin’ in the oven, or slow-smoke them on the smoker, are so tender and juicy, they’ll rival your favorite barbecue joint!
The peanut butter barbecue sauce comes together in minutes, and uses just FIVE ingredients that you probably already have on hand!
*I made this rack in the oven, then finished them on my gas grill. I now have a new smoker though, and, believe me, they’ll be made AGAIN and AGAIN all summer long slow-smoked!
Either way, they always come out tender and juicy! So, no fancy pants equipment needed really. It’s just a matter of whether you like a bit of an authentic slow-smoked taste or not.
The sauce is rich and thick, and really sticks to the ribs! No runny mess to end up all over your grates and all over you!
And, they finish with the sauce in just about 10 minutes.
You can, of course, cook them with the sauce on for a longer period of time, but just watch so that it doesn’t burn.
A little bit of charring is fine. But burnt to a crisp? Not so much.
Then just (try) to let them rest a little bit. The meat, juices, and sauce will be too hot to handle, and can really burn your fingers!
I know. The waiting is the hard part!!
They look and smell SO GOOD that it’s pure torture!
Once they’ve cooled a little, cut them into serving-sized pieces.
Things gonna get messy!!
Even thick sauces require lots of napkins! So be sure to have plenty on hand!
So, if you’re having a small gathering in the backyard this summer, or just craving some killer-good ribs for supper tonight, THESE are the ones to make!!
Your friends and family are gonna FLIP. You’ll be the barbecue goddess (or king) of the entire neighborhood!
You might want to even make several racks, because, once the block starts smelling these awesome Knock Ya Naked Peanut Butter BBQed Ribs, you might have a hard time fighting them off!! Yes. They are truly THAT good!! Hope you all enjoy!!
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Knock Ya Naked Peanut Butter BBQed Ribs!
Makes 1 full rack of ribs / about 3 – 4 servings
1 rack baby back ribs, sinew on back removed, excess fat trimmed if needed
1 Tbl. paprika
1/2 Tbl. salt
1/2 Tbl. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. chipotle powder
1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
For Peanut Butter Barbecue Sauce:
1/4 cup + 1 tsp. Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce
2 Tbl. creamy peanut butter, I used Peter Pan
2 Tbl. soy sauce
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. asian-style chili paste, can sub sriracha or your favorite hot sauce
I small bowl, mix together really well the Rub Ingredients. Remove sinew from the back of the rack of ribs. Rinse with cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Place rack of ribs, meaty side UP onto a large piece (or 2 pieces overlapped) of sprayed foil. Evenly sprinkle on half of the Rub. Turn ribs over and sprinkle on rest of Rub getting some on the edges, too. Bring up sides of foil, match together, and roll down until touching the top of the ribs which will be bone side up. Then roll up each end sealing the ribs like a package. Place package onto a baking sheet lined with foil for easy cleanup later.
Bake in preheated 300º F oven for 2 1/2 hours. Or smoke on a smoker using *these instructions*.
While ribs are baking (or slow smoking), make sauce. Add sauce ingredients into a small saucepan and heat just to a simmer, stirring often. Turn off heat and set aside until needed.
When ribs are done, carefully open foil package and remove ribs to a clean, foil-lined baking sheet. Baste top side (bone side) with lots of sauce. Turn over and baste meaty side. Pop back into oven and bake another 10 – 15 minutes until sauce is set and lightly bubbling to your liking.
Cut into serving-sized pieces and enjoy with extra sauce on the side for dipping!