Honey Peach Barbecued Ribs recipe #DibsOnMyRibs

I have never cooked ribs before in my life. In fact, I think I’ve only eaten ribs a handful of times! Not because I don’t like them, we just never think to buy them! Before participating in this rib cooking challenge, I was really anxious about being able to properly grill a rack of ribs.

What if I serve them raw? What if no one likes them? What if I burn them?

Now that I know how easy it is to cook ribs — and how delicious they are — I will be adding them to our menu more often!

The National Pork Board wants to challenge all backyard grill-lovers to create delicious BBQ’d ribs this summer! I decided to join in the Dibs on My Ribs pork recipe cookoff to try my luck at winning some amazing prizes. Check out my spare ribs recipe and then scroll down to see how you can enter too!

The Tyson spareribs I wanted to purchase were easy to find in the meat department. I’m not sure if it was because of the holiday or not but there was a large selection of different sizes of ribs. I found 2 nicely sized racks to bring home! Since we do like to eat quite a bit of ham, I thought that maybe ribs would also be good in a sweet & savory type of sauce. 

Dibs On My Ribs recipe challenge

I used the mouthwatering McCormick Grill Mates Sweet & Smoky Rub to season my ribs before cooking. This dry rub mix smells amazing and I think it would even be great on chicken or beef! I can’t wait to try it! I cooked my ribs on this really neat Ultimate Rib Rack.

It was nice not having to to worry about the ribs burning since they were being cooked while standing upright. The rib rack allowed the ribs to cook evenly all the way around so that I didn’t have to keep turning them. 

grilling spare ribs on rack

To create a sauce I started with a base of smoky Kraft Honey Barbecue sauce. To add sweetness, I added two large and perfectly ripe peaches along with fresh rosemary from my garden, brown sugar and just a touch of nutmeg.

I wish I would have thought to also add some dry mustard, or even a tsp or two more of the Grill Mates rub!

When the ribs were thoroughly cooked — almost falling apart and tender, I drenched them in my homemade honey peach barbecue sauce. It smelled so good! I let the sauce glaze up for a few minutes on each side before removing to a platter.

Then, I wrapped the platter up in aluminum foil while we cooked the rest of our meal, sealing it tightly to keep the ribs warm. I think this helped to keep the ribs tender as well. I have never had such juicy ribs! After about the fifth time hearing my step-dad offer to take home any leftovers, I realized I wasn’t the only one enjoying my new dish!

My only regret is not saving 1/4 cup of the sauce to slather on right before eating! Next time!

grilled honey peach bbq spareribs

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Honey Peach Barbecued Ribs recipe
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Rubbed with sweet and smoky seasoning then slathered with a peach barbecue sauce, these ribs are sure to be a hit at your next BBQ!
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 large fresh ripe peaches, pitted and chopped (with skins)
  • 1 Tbs fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • ½ - 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup Kraft Honey Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 - 4 Tbs McCormick Grill Mates Sweet & Smoky Rub
  • 2 slabs Tyson Pork Spare ribs (about 6 - 8 lbs total)
  • 1 trial size Hickory Firespice pack
For Barbecue sauce:
  1. Place first five ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Keep in the fridge until ready to slather your ribs.
To Grill Ribs:
  1. If you're using a Firespice pack, place it on grill. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. Trim the membrane from the back of rib rack by running a small, sharp knife between the membrane and end rib, peel back the membrane and discard.
  3. Using two tablespoons per rack, sprinkle the McCormick Sweet & Smoky rub onto both sides of the ribs to coat.
  4. Place ribs, meat side up, onto a rib grill rack over a sheet of aluminum foil. (or place on top grill rack with aluminum foil on bottom grate to catch grease).
  5. Reduce heat to low and let ribs cook for one hour without opening the lid.
  6. Check ribs and if they are not done, cook for another 30 minutes.
  7. When they are just starting to fall apart, slather with barbecue sauce. Cook 3 minutes, turn and slather the other side. Cook just until ribs have a nice color and sauce is glazed.
  8. Serve ribs as whole rack, or cut between each rib bone and pile individually on a platter.

Tip from porkbeinspired.com: for incredibly tender ribs: After cooking, remove ribs from grill, wrap securely in heavy aluminum foil. Place foil-wrapped ribs in brown paper bags, close bags and let ribs rest for up to 1 hour. Finish getting the rest of your meal together and have some extra sauce on the table.

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Do you have a signature rib dish?

Enter the Dibs on My Ribs pork recipe cookoff! Visit the National Pork Board website and enter your recipe. Each recipes must use a minimum of three ingredients, including pork spareribs, at least one McCormick® spice or seasoning product and at least one Kraft Foods BBQ Sauce (unless you are submitting a rub BBQ, in which case you are not required to use a BBQ sauce).


  • The contest runs until August 12, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • The contest is co-sponsored by Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., McCormick & Company, Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc., and the National Pork Board.
  • Limit one entry per person/e-mail address, per Recipe Category.
  • Two Grand Prize winners (one in each recipe category) will receive a one year supply of groceries awarded as twelve $500 Wal-Mart gift cards. Grand Prize Winners will also have the opportunity to attend the Memphis in May BBQ Event in Memphis, TN in May 2012. (See contest site for full prize details and official rules.)

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  1. Katie Barrett says

    I love them slow roasted with a dry rub and a rich BBQ sauce to dip them in when they are all done :)

  2. On the grill with lot’s of BBQ sauce!!

  3. Terri Dell says

    Grilled with hickory BBQ sauce (and cooked by someone besides me LOL)

  4. Beth Ann Hodgen says

    soaked in bbq sauce, grilled w/ more bbq sauce.

  5. I love my ribs smokey with a spicy bbq sauce!

  6. Mary Happymommy says

    I like my ribs sweet.

  7. I like my ribs smokey and sweet

  8. Sweet and falling off the bone

  9. Bonnie F says

    I like my ribs a little spicy.

  10. Katherine says

    With a little bit of hot~

  11. I like my ribs grilled by SOMEBODY ELSE and with lots of BBQ sauce. :)

  12. I like ribs with lots of sauce but not too spicy.

  13. I like my ribs made by somebody else LOL – they’re not easy to get right!

  14. Carolyn G says

    I like mine with a dry rub and vinegar dipping sauce

  15. Richard Morris says

    i love my ribs after taking heartburn medicine :)

  16. I like my ribs spicy.

  17. I like my ribs sweet.

  18. smokey and sweet.

  19. Jessie C. says

    I like spicy ribs.

  20. Carrie M says

    Saucy and sweet

  21. I love ribs when the are dry rubbed and a bit spicy!

  22. Theresa Jenkins says

    parboil rib and then grill with sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce

  23. Lisa Brown says

    Slathered with BBQ suace

  24. Love them sweet with a honey BBQ sauce

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  25. alicia wallace says

    with dry rub

  26. sweet!

  27. Adrienne gordon says

    I like them dry rubbed

  28. glori johnson says


  29. Stephanie says

    i like lots of BBQ sauce

  30. Marthalynn says

    I love my ribs smoked!

  31. Suzanne K says

    I love my ribs BBQ’d, with BBQ sauce, very plentiful and cooked by someone else!

  32. Linda G. says

    I like mine BBQ’d on the grill with lots of BBQ sauce

  33. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I love my ribs BBQed!

  34. I like ribs tender and off the bone

  35. I like a dry rub

  36. I like mine with bbq sauce.

  37. I like my ribs with bbq sauce

  38. I like my ribs smoked and dripping in sauce

  39. nataly carbonell says

    I like my ribs juicy and a little bit spicy

  40. DeeAnn S says

    I like my ribs done low and slow, slightly on the sweet side. Thanks.

  41. Dorothy Doll says

    I like my ribs fall off the bone tender, with a sweet, smoky bbq sauce.

  42. Sarah Hirsch says

    with lotsa barbecue sauce

  43. with lemon and hot sauce

  44. Jessica To says

    I like my ribs saucy and spicy.

  45. Mary Calabrese says

    with sweet BBQ sauce

  46. Monique Rizzo says

    Sweet and spicy!!
    Thanks for the chance.

  47. Linda Lansford says

    we like to smoke them

  48. Tari Lawson says

    I like them BBQd and very tender.

  49. twitted this, 6/7

  50. Debra Sl says

    I sure prefer a sweet sauce rather than hot spicy! And I love to slow cook them so the meat just falls off the bones.

  51. tracey byram says

    I like my ribs spicy and fall-off-the-bone tender.

  52. Cynthia C says

    I like my ribs tender and falling off the bone with a very spicy-sweet barbecue sauce.

  53. Theresa Shafer says

    Beef ribs taken from prime ribs are the best.

  54. I like them with a dry rub and fall off the bone tender.

  55. dry rubbed, grilled andthen sauced

  56. I prefer a dark, smoky bbq sauce with a bit of sweetness, not a vinegary, spicy, or overly sweet sauce.

    But sauce, oh yeah, baby, bring on the sauce.

  57. debbie jackson says

    smothered in bbq sauce and hickory smoked https://twitter.com/jacksondeb/status/221691854155038722 debbie jackson,
    devyjackson at hotmail dot com

  58. Kyl Neusch says

    sweet sauce on tender ribs

  59. I like my ribs to go on my hubby’s plate!!! ;) I don’t eat ribs! ;)

  60. I like them sweet and spicy

  61. I like mine smoked with a sweet/spicy sauce.

  62. boneless ribs!

  63. I like my ribs sweet!

  64. Wanda McHenry says

    Rubbed & set for 8 hours, grilled then a sticky sweet bbg sauce!

  65. I love my ribs super spicy with garlic, paprika, dry mustard, molasses, and Worcestershire sauce!

  66. I love it with spicy bbq sauce.

  67. I like them with honey bbq sauce.

  68. I like my ribs anyway i can get them.

  69. cyndi br says

    grilled with bbq sauce

  70. Laura Jacobson says

    I love BBQ Ribs!

  71. slow cooked and lots of sauce

  72. Kathlean Owens says

    OK, we have a special way to season our ribs, we have them sweet & spicy. It’s just the strange way I like them.

  73. I am not a fan of ribs, but the hubs likes them. He usually only orders them when we are out.

  74. We are having pork country ribs tonight. We cook them on the Traeger for 1.5 hours with several seasonings and then smother them in Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce…yum!

  75. Spicy, wet sauced.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  76. Meaghan F. says

    I don’t eat meat, my family uses BBQ sauce on theirs.

  77. I have a recipe that I do that cooks for 2 1/2 hours and then sits overnight and finishes cooking the next day!

  78. I like my ribs smoked and with a dry rub and then sauce on the side YUM!

  79. Stacey B says

    I like my ribs cooked on the grill with Sweet Baby Rays bbq sauce

  80. lots of sauce and messy

  81. Jacob LaFountaine says

    A simple medium flavored bbq sauce

  82. Tiffany Winner says

    however my dad makes them, i dont know his secret

  83. Nicole C. says

    I like mine with Barbeque Sauce.

  84. I like them with lots of sauce and charred a little crispy on the edges.

  85. Kristi C says

    I like my ribs with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce.

  86. i like my ribs grilled & smokey flavor!

  87. I like them with lots of spicy sauce.

  88. sweet and tangy and falling off the bone

  89. amber porter says

    I like a lot of honey barbeque on them!

  90. jen gersch says

    with bbq sauce

  91. Melissa P. says

    I like my ribs smoked with no sauce

  92. Jenny Sims says

    Love mine on the grill with a good dry rub!

  93. Debra Lee says

    I like my ribs on the dry side!

  94. Michelle W says

    Grilled in a sweet BBQ sauce

  95. Heather S says

    bbq with honey bbq sauce

  96. I make ribs in the pressure cooker. Then I BBQ them and place under the broiler. Never fails!

  97. I like to smoke them then use some dry seasoning

  98. Claire McKeon says

    I like my ribs grilled, sweet, a nice amount of fat, and falling off the bone!

  99. Cynthia R says

    i like them dry rubbed

  100. Debra L. Guillen says

    smoked with Gates BBQ sauce

  101. Sweet!

  102. melissa leyh says

    slowly cooked on the grill yummy:)

  103. Ashley Tucker says

    I like my ribs sweet and very saucy!

  104. Sherry Compton says

    Bold and spicy…not sweet…with lots of wet wipes.

  105. I like mine with a sweet bbq sauce.

  106. soha molina says

    sweet and spicy hot off the grill

  107. Melissa Shirley says

    I love them sweet and spicy

  108. Denise S says

    Spicy BBQ

  109. Michelle S. says

    I like my ribs loaded with a good BBQ sauce

  110. I like them smoked with hickory chips a la my husband!

  111. we bbq ribs on aluminum foil on the pit- they fall off and we put sweet baby rays bbq sauce on top
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  112. I like them smoked.

  113. Kristy Thiel says

    I like lots and lots of BBQ! Thanks for hosting!

  114. I like mine with mequite bbq sauce and lots of napkins!

  115. Nicole Larsen says

    Cooked in the oven first, then finished on the grill, with a side of corn on the cob or potato salad!

  116. I look my ribs with lots of sauce – homemade preferably with just a touch of sweetness to it.

  117. jennifer horn says

    I like mine slathered in sauce and falling off the bone.

  118. I like mine sweet and tangy!

  119. I like my ribs spicey & grilled with BBQ sauce.

  120. Selene M. says

    Rubbed with a spicy rub, refrigerate for a few hours, than cook slow in a crockpot with some sauce.

  121. kelley wood says

    i like mine sweet :)

  122. Jennifer says

    I like mine with a smoky taste and lots of sauce on the side for dipping

  123. I like them cooked for me. I haven’t really had any that I didn’t like.

  124. Aimee Fontenot says

    I like my ribs with a dry rub that is sweet and spicy. I usually put a little BBQ sauce on at the end.

  125. Jan Messali says

    I like ribs with a spicy BBQ sauce. Last night I made ribs with a Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and they were great too.

  126. Jennifer T. says

    I like my ribs with a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce.

  127. I like my ribs cooked slow and low on the BBQ pit and during the last 15 minutes of cooking, lightly brush with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce.

  128. Sweet and Spicy.


  129. christine jessamine says

    i love my ribs well done smothered in jack daniels bbq sauce

  130. fall off the bone tender and drenched in sauce

  131. Alecia H. says

    Sweet and spicy and falling off the bone

  132. I like with my dry rub and then hickory smoked in a charcoal grill using indirect heat.

  133. Kelley Roach says

    smoked ribs

  134. Kelley Roach says

    i like smoked ribs

  135. I love my ribs tender and moist with a moderate amount of kc masterpiece original bbq sauce.

  136. Starr Greenwell says

    I LOVE my ribs ANYWAY I can get ’em! :)

  137. I like them with BBQ sauce

  138. I like my ribs grilled with a sauce that is sweet and tangy!

  139. Slow cooked, dry rub, then coated with sauce.

  140. I like smoked ribs dipped into a tangy sauce!Yummmmmm

  141. Barbara Montag says

    I like my ribs on the grill – mesquite flavor.
    Thank you.

  142. cooked! heehee

  143. Katie Roch says

    I like them smothered in honey bbq sauce

  144. Kathleen S. says

    Slathered in BBQ sauce, yumm! Thanks.

  145. I like my ribs ooey gooey and sweet!

  146. Sweet!

  147. Boiled then grilled with a savory rub

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  148. SYLVIE W says

    I like my ribs anyway I can get them.

  149. I put my ribs in the crockpot with a 1/4 cup chicken broth and 1 jar of red pepper mango salsa and slow cook for about 8-10 hours. Yummeh!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  150. barbequed, honey bbq

  151. Grilled with hickory flavor bbq sauce

  152. I like mine barbecued

  153. Sandy V. says

    I like my ribs cooked slow at a low temp with plenty of barbecue sauce.

  154. natalia ryjova says

    I like them SPICY!

  155. Mari Luna says


  156. With a sauce but “dry.”

  157. I like my ribs baked with honey barbecue sauce & spicy at the same time.

  158. Miz Vickik says

    Fresh off the grill!

  159. Lucy Schwartz says

    I like my ribs with honey and spice. My favorite rib restraurant is Tony Roma’s. we have evebn bought bottles of their sauces for our ribs.

  160. I like my ribs sweet honey bbq’ed.

  161. Debbie C says

    I like ribs prepared with dry rub then cooked slow in a smoker.

  162. Ron Baker says

    I like my ribs dripping with hot and spicy sauce!!!

  163. s riches says

    I like my ribs with a spicy dry rub

  164. Rebecca Peters says

    I like them from the grill!

  165. Angela Neynaber says

    I like my ribs honey bbq flavored!

  166. Katharina says

    I like my ribs with lots and lots of honey bbq sauce.
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  167. I am actually a vegetarian, so I prefer my ribs left on the animals! LOL That said, I do love a good BBQ meat substitute, especially MorningStar Farms Riblets!!!

  168. Just had them last night – BBQ :)

  169. I like them spicy and saucy~

  170. natasha brodsky says

    I like my ribs smoked all day!!

  171. Paula Michele Hafner says

    I like to cook mine slowly in the crockpot all day soaking in my homemade Carolina style bbq sauce.

  172. Theresa D says

    I like my ribs with spicy barbecue sauce.

  173. I like them fall of the bone with lots of sauce

  174. Laurie Reubenking says

    I love my ribs on the BBQ!

  175. Mary Williams says

    I love them sweet and tender!

  176. Kimberly says

    I love ribs with lots of BBQ sauce, a little sweet but a little spicy too.

  177. Marty Harris says

    with sauerkraut

  178. Kelly Ann T. says

    I like mine slow grilled all day and basted with a sweet and smokey BBQ sauce.

  179. Angela Cisco says

    I like them Messy!

  180. Jennifer Reed says

    I like my ribs with a dry rub and smoked, slightly spicy sauce on side.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  181. I like my ribs to be of the Mornigstar Farms variety – completely meatless!

  182. ewhatley says

    I like babyback pork ribs with a hot, spicy dry rub, served with sauce on the side

  183. I love mine very spicy!

  184. Diana Stanhope says

    I like my ribs sweet. :)

  185. Jennifer Marie says

    I like them very tender.

  186. Annemarie Z. says

    I love them grilled and then covered in barbeque sauce!

  187. I like my ribs dry, no wet sauce, nothing to dip in, just a nice spicy mesquite dry rub!


  188. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says

    …with spicy bbq sauce
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  189. Jen Harriman says

    I like mine with lots of sauce

  190. With lots of bbq sauce

  191. Blackened!

  192. Grilled with sweet baby rays.

  193. I like them slow cooked and my husband’s dry rub on them. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  194. with sweet bbq

  195. with sweet bbq!

  196. Dorothy Hubbard says

    I like my slow cooked in a crock pot with lots of sauce.

  197. Lana Bradstream says

    I like them coated in smoky BBQ.

  198. Laurie Emerson says

    I love them grilled with a honey, pineapple and mustard glaze.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  199. thischickwins says

    i like my ribs super tender with bbq sauce

  200. amy deeter says

    smotherred in bbq sauce

  201. shelly pitt says

    love mine loaded with barbecue sauce.


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