When I was planning this habenero apricot barbecue rib recipe, I knew they were going to be hot, but it still didn’t prepare my mouth for what was in store, and like some sort of glutton for punishment I kept stuffing my face with these spicy habanero apricot sauce covered ribs!
Taking some Stubb’s Barbecue sauce as a base and adding a roasted habanero, a little spiced rum and some apricot preserves, making for a habanero apricot sauce that knocked these ribs out of the park! I mean, with special help from my texas bbq rub recipe as well 😉
What I like about using Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q Sauce, is that it only contains 4g of sugar per serving, making this a great way to keep the sugar content down especially when using a sugar free apricot preserve. Makes me feel like my cheat day is still not that bad!
I cooked these ribs low and slow on the grill this weekend since is was so nice and had a couple friends over to enjoy the day. Along with using some cherrywood smoking pellets, the smell coming from the grill was amazing all day long! Maybe its my old age, but nothing is better than hanging out in the back with my grill going all day cooking up some good barbecue!
And even though I took it easy this weekend and slowly cooked the ribs, I wanted to spend more time hanging out rather than stressing over the stove, which is where Stubb’s came into play. Instead of cooking up my own barbecue sauce, I wanted to just add to an already amazing sauce. In case you haven’t heard, Austin, Texas-based Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q is the maker of Stubb’s, the No.1 premium Bar-B-Q sauces, rubs and marinades in the country, available in 85 percent of grocery stores nationwide.
If you’re not comfortable with slow cooking ribs on a grill, check out my other rib recipe where I cook the ribs in the oven, then finish them on the grill! I’ve done them both ways, they’re both delicious, but I like the grill method better myself!
Thanks to Stubb’s for sending some sauce my way to use in this recipe!
I love a good rib recipe and this one sounds fantastic. The apricot preserves is a nice touch. Great recipe and pics;)
Hi Derek! Just stumbled across your site, and I love it! Great design and your photos are nice and bright:) I absolutely love spicy things, so this recipe using habanero peppers sounds awesome.
Thanks Bri! Welcome to the site, Lots of spicy recipes around these parts : )
Oh my gosh, I sort of love you right now. These look SO good. I’m a huge rib fanatic. These are stellar. Great photos too.
Thanks Kim! If you love spicy, and I mean SPICY, then these will be right up you’re alley!
Oh wow..give me all the ribs. I love ribs and that sauce sounds delectable. I have started adding rum into my rib glaze so I know that works well but apricots is a new idea for me.x
Thanks! I got the idea from back in my grocery days, we used to make a apricot glaze at bbq sales very similar to this, but the habanero really knocks it out of the park!
These ribs look outstanding! I love Stubbs’ sauces and rubs – I just finished a post for an Asian Barbecued Shrimp Salad using their Sweet Heat style sauce! Yum!
Wow that sounds amazing. Asian. Barbecued. Shrimp. Salad. Some of my favorite words in the foodie world ; )