Jalapeno Candied Ribs


A step up from the traditional barbecue sauce, these Jalapeno Candied Ribs have a sweet heat that makes this a delicious appetizer.

Jalapeno Candied Ribs
8-9 portions
For the Glaze
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 3 tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Florida Crystals® Turbinado Sugar
  • 1 tbsp BBQ Rub
For the Rub
  • 1/4 cup Paprika
  • 1/4 cup Ancho Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Florida Crystals® Turbinado Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
For the Ribs
  • 1 Rack St. Louis Ribs
  • 1/4 lb Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Jalapenos

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Step 2

Combine all of the spices for the rub mixture and mix until well incorporated

Step 3

Season the ribs liberally with the rub and place them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes

Step 4

Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the table and slice and lay the butter on the middle of the foil

Step 5

Place the ribs on the butter, meat side down, wrap the foil so it is a tight package.  Place in the oven for 2 ½ hours

Step 6

While the ribs are cooking, combine all of the glaze ingredients in a pot and allow to simmer for 20 minutes

Step 7

Once the ribs are tender, cover the back side with the sauce, flip the ribs, and glaze the top with a heavy coating

Step 8

Place the ribs back in the oven for 10 minutes

Step 9

Slice the ribs individually and top each rib with a little more glaze and rings of thinly sliced jalapenos

Step 10

Place the single ribs back in the oven for 15 minutes and serve

Chef's Tip

This can also be done in a smoker if you are looking to give the ribs a little kiss of smoke