Quincy Jones' Thriller Ribs

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“These are Oprah's favorite ribs. No stiky sweet sauce here! The ribs are marinated in a dry rub of spices and garlic and jalapeno peppers for 2 days (hence the 2 day Prep time) and slow roasted in a low oven for 8 hours.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a cup, combine Spike and Ac'cent seasonings, and black pepper.
  2. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon seasoning mixture on each side of the rib racks.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, jalapeno peppers and remaining seasoning mixture.
  4. Rub the garlic mixture on the top and bottom of the ribs.
  5. Line a large roasting pan (17 x 11 1/2 inches) with enough foil to wrap all the ribs.
  6. Spread a layer of onions and bell peppers on top of the foil.
  7. Place 2 rib racks, side by side, on the vegetables.
  8. Continue to layer the onions and peppers and the ribs.
  9. Tightly wrap the marinated ribs in the foil and refrigerate for 2 days.
  10. Remove the pan from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat the oven to 400.
  12. Before placing the ribs in the oven, reduce the temperature to 300.
  13. Bake the foil-wrapped ribs for 6 to 8 hours.
  14. Remove the ribs.
  15. Spoon off the fat from the liquid in the pan and discard, reserving the pan juices.
  16. Cut each rack into three sections and serve with the vegetables and pan juices.
  17. *NoteSpike seasoning is a special blend of 38 herbs, vegetables and exotic spices, combined with a bit of salt.
  18. It can be found in most major grocery stores with spices or salt.

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