Quincy Jones Ribs

"My sister saw this on an Oprah show and everytime she makes them everyone drools! A different kind of rib as they are not saucy and sticky with BBQ sauce. Very yummy nonetheless and slightly different than other ribs by the same name."
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Ready In:
8hrs 10mins




  • Cut ribs into 2-4 rib sections. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper to taste and rub in well.
  • Mix peppers, onion, garlic and jalapeno together in a bowl.
  • Line (9x13 inch) baking pan with heavy foil (you may need 2 pans). Place layer of ribs then a layer of pepper mixture over ribs (about 1/2 mixture). Repeat layers.
  • Refrigerate, covered, over night to marinate. Remove from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. Preheat oven 450°.
  • Place pan of ribs in oven, reduce heat to 300° and cook for 8 hours.

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  1. This recipe is missing two main ingredients from the original recipe. Mix the black pepper with one teaspoon of Ac’cent and two teaspoons of SPIKE Original Seasonings. Spike is a mixture of over 30 spices and is a must for these ribs to soak in ALL those flavors. This is a five-star recipe when made with these two must-haves. Do NOT use Lawry’s seasoning salt!!! You can find Spike for sale on Amazon. Ac’cent is at any grocery store. Look up the original Quincy Jones recipe and you will see this is what he uses. We make these ribs often and we are making them now. We use the accent and Spike and these two ingredients are the reasons why these ribs turn out to be Five Stars every time!!
  2. I first saw these on the Oprah show when she introduced them. They are so delicious! I have seen many variations of this recipe. I wrap my ribs individually with the rub and peppers. I unwrap after marinating time and cook in open pans. They still turn out fabulous! Next time I will try keeping them covered.
  3. We really liked these ribs. I made a mistake by taking off the covering while it baked. The topping was black, but it was still delicious! Thanks for the recipe Crystal L


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