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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sticky Ribs
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins

These Peanut Butter and Jelly Sticky Ribs are smoked until tender, breaded and fried, then smothered in a sweet and spicy PB&J BBQ sauce. 

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sticky Ribs
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 2862 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 2 Racks of Baby Back Ribs cut into single cutlets
  • Tennessee Smoke Seasoning
  • Chopped Scallions for garnish
  • Chopped Peanuts for garnish
PB&J BBQ Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp Raspberry Jalapeño Jelly or any Jelly
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1.5 tbsp Thai Chili Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Black Garlic Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 qt Frying Oil
  • 3 cups Flour
  1. If you have not prepared them already, pull off the membrane from the back of the ribs and slice them into individual bones. Generously season your ribs with Tennessee Smoke Seasoning or your favorite BBQ Seasoning and set to the side.
  2. Preheat your Oklahoma Joe’s Smoker to 275F for indirect cooking. Add some hickory wood chunks for added smoke flavor if desired.
  3. Add your ribs to the smoker and cook them until they are 165F (About 2-2.5 hours) making sure to flip them half way through the cook. Once the ribs are done, pull them off, cover them and set them aside. Let your smoker heat up to 375F, then add a basting skillet with the ingredients for the PB&J BBQ Sauce. Let it slowly cook until it is nicely mixed, warm and thickened (about 5-7 minutes). Once done, pull aside and wait to use it.
  4. With your grill at high heat, add a large skillet or dutch oven to the grill to preheat for 2 minutes, then carefully fill it with frying oil. Make sure to add enough oil so that you can fully immerse the ribs. Bring the frying oil up to 350F. In another bowl, add the flour and then dredge your ribs by adding them to the flour and coating it well. Make sure to brush off any excess flour. Once all the ribs are dredged and the oil is ready, add the ribs to the frying oil to cook for 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown. Add ribs in small batches so as to not overcrowd the skillet. Once done, pull off and let cool on a paper town to drain any excess oil.
  5. When all the ribs are done, place them in a large bowl and drizzle the PB&J BBQ Sauce over top. Toss them until they are well coated, then place them on a serving plate. Garnish with chopped scallions, chopped peanuts and a drizzle of honey. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sticky Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2862 Calories from Fat 2385
% Daily Value*
Fat 265g408%
Saturated Fat 45g281%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 141g
Monounsaturated Fat 66g
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 684mg30%
Potassium 570mg16%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 108IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.