Bacon Jam-Crusted Ribs Recipe

Bacon jam is the must-have culinary item of the moment. This crispy, savory condiment adds the ever-popular flavor of bacon to any dish it adorns. It comes in a variety of tantalizing flavors and can upgrade any recipe from meh to mouth-watering.

Bacon jam is impressively versatile, making a splash in every dining forum: breakfast, lunch, dinner, party platters, snack foods, even desserts. It has made its debut in dining establishments, from mom-and-pop barbecue joints to five-star gourmet bistros.

Adding bacon jam to any recipe can raise your culinary efforts to a whole new level. It’s especially adept at making already-popular dishes even more drool-worthy.

If you’re looking for a way to make your ribs even more appealing, aromatic, and delicious, give this bacon jam-crusted ribs recipe a try.



  • 9 ounces TBJ Gourmet Classic Uncured Bacon Jam
  • 4 pounds (12-rib rack) pork spare ribs
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue seasoning
  • One bottle of beer (non-hoppy)
  • 2 sliced oranges
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.

Cut the rack of ribs in half.

Rub barbecue seasoning, salt, and pepper into each of the ribs thoroughly.

Place each half in a roasting pan, meaty side facing down.

Place a few orange slices on each rib. 

Pour the bottle of non-hoppy beer over the ribs.

Cover the roasting pan with a lid or tin foil.

Bake for three hours.

Remove ribs from the oven when they are cooked through and very tender.

Pour off any fat and juice collected in the roasting pan.

Allow the ribs to cool.

Flip the ribs over so the meaty side is facing up.

Spoon TBJ Gourmet Classic Uncured Bacon Jam on top of the ribs, spreading it evenly over all of the meat.

Bake the ribs for another hour at 225 degrees, uncovered.

Remove the ribs from the oven and allow them to cool for ten minutes.

Preheat the broiler.

Place the ribs in the broiler and allow them to broil for one to two minutes. The top of the ribs should turn a golden brown shade and begin to bubble.

Remove the ribs from the broiler. Allow them to cool for five to ten minutes.

Slice and serve.


Serving Tips

  • When seasoning the ribs, use a very sharp knife to cut diamond scores on the back of the ribs, then vigorously rub in the seasoning.
  • Salt and pepper the ribs before you rub in the barbecue seasoning.
  • Save the juices from the roasting pan to use in other recipes. They’re especially good cooked into greens (mustard or collard), green beans, and other stewed vegetables.
  • Serve baked potatoes with the ribs, and add a dollop of bacon jam on top of each potato for extra flavor.
  • If you like your meat with an extra kick of spice, try Sweet Chili Bacon Jam or Honey Habanero Bacon Jam.

These Bacon Jam-Crusted Ribs are sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or family cookout. While cooking them requires a considerable amount of time, the result is well worth the wait.

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