Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

DH found this recipe on the internet and, of course, he tweaked it a bit to his liking. You can control the amount of "heat" by adjusting the amount of Jamaican Jerk Rub, Hot Sauce and the type of Pepper Jelly used. We used Tabasco brand pepper jelly (red in color) which is not "smokin' hot". They do take a little time to cook, but they really are finger-licking good! The original recipe stated to cook covered for 2 hours, but after cooking that long covered the meat just fell off the bones. We suggest cutting the covered cooking time back to 1 hour and just test for tenderness. The broiling step is very important to get that crispy and crusty exterior that is so delicious. Also, removing the membrane from the back of ribs is a crucial step in achieving tender ribs - it can be a little tedious, but once you get the hang of it you'll never cook ribs again without removing it. Be sure to watch closely while broiling as it doesn't take too long to burn.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove membrane from back of ribs.
  2. Combine all ingredients for the rub except cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture evenly over ribs on all sides.
  4. Line inside of large baking pan with foil.
  5. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Bake ribs uncovered for 2 hours at 250 degrees.
  7. Remove from oven and cover ribs with foil.
  8. Seal tightly around edges so steam does not escape.
  9. Return to oven and bake another hour or until ribs are tender.
  10. While baking combine all glaze ingredients.
  11. When ribs are tender remove from oven and pour off all juices that may have accumulated.
  12. Cut ribs into individual pieces.
  13. Turn broiler to high.
  14. Brush glaze evenly on ribs on one side and place them back in the pan and put under broiler.
  15. Watch ribs closely and as they get brown and sticky remove from oven, turn ribs and brush with glaze.
  16. Repeat this process of brushing, turning and brushing until all the glaze has been used.