Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Peach Bourbon BBQ Ribs

This dish is sort of an Asian-fusion that I came up with.  East meets The South!  These ribs are cooked in a slow cooker and finished off on the grill.  The ribs are sticky and sweet, the fresh peach salsa has a little kick, and the sesame jasmine rice pulls it all together.

For the ribs you will need:
  • 4 lbs. pork loin ribs
  • 1 12-oz jar peach preserves
  • 1 cup Saucy Susan
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. Crushed Peppercorn and Garlic Rub*
  • 1 Tbsp. bourbon
  • 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper   
Cut ribs into single-rib portions.  Place ribs in your 4-quart slow cooker.  In a medium bowl, combine peach preserves, onion, peppercorn and garlic rub, bourbon, mustard, vinegar, salt and cayenne pepper; pour over ribs and stir to coat.

Cover and cook on high setting for 4 hours.  Remove ribs from cooking liquid and place on a sheet pan.  Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.  Pour cooking liquid in a medium sauce pan.  Skim off as much fat as you can.  Bring to a simmer.  Simmer for about 20 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

While sauce is reducing.  Heat up the grill.  When sauce is ready, pour over ribs.  Grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side.

Fresh Peach Salsa:
  • 3 large, ripe peaches, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 medium cucumber, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice from 1 whole lime
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • Cilantro for garnish
Combine all the above ingredients in a medium bowl.  Stir to combine and refrigerate until ready to serve.
*A Pampered Chef Product

Sesame Jasmine Rice:
  • Prepare Jasmine Rice as package directs.  Add 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives and 1/2 to 1 tsp. sesame oil.  Top with sesame seeds.

 ~Adapted from Asian at Home


  1. Peach bourbon with ribs? You know I am all over that. In the crockpot is great and easy.

  2. Oh these look so good! I love doing ribs in the crock pot. They're so tender. What's Saucy Susan?

  3. Patti,
    Thank you for your visit to my blog. Your blog is just beautiful! I love your bright photos. A lot of work!! Thanks for the Gooseberry Patch link up! :) Have a wonderful day!

  4. Hi Patti, I've tried many times to link up a recipe post and keep getting a linky error. I'll come back in a bit to try to re-link up to your party. Sorry, I don't know why it wasn't working for me. Roz

  5. Hi, Is this for only Gooseberry Patch recipes? I would like to link up but I am not sure what you are asking. Thanks.


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