Mango-Jalapeno Rib Glaze

This delicious mango-jalapeno rib glaze has a little sweetness and a bit of heat that is perfect for brushing onto pork ribs. Apply this pepper jelly glaze towards the end of grilling time and let it cook right in. Make a little extra to serve as a side sauce.

Pepper jelly glazes have become a popular way of flavoring pork ribs and a great alternative to traditional sauces. While tomato-based barbecue sauces will remain a BBQ mainstay, pepper jellies have also earned their rightful place. Sauces, like this mango-jalapeno rib glaze, provide a thin, shiny, and incredibly flavorful building block to perfectly smoked or grilled pork ribs. This glaze is also great on pork belly, grilled chicken, pork chops, smoked cream cheese, and tofu. 

Ingredients for mango-jalapeno rib glaze:

  • Mango nectar
  • Apricot preserves
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Honey
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Fresh ginger
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt and black pepper
Mango-Jalapeno Rib Glaze-2

How to make it:

  • Cut jalapeno in half and remove the seeds, chop into smaller chunks. I highly recommend wearing food-safe gloves when handling hot peppers.
  • Place jalapeno and lime juice into a food processor or blender, and puree mixture.
  • Place all sauce ingredients, including pepper puree, into a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat to low and simmer for an additional 5-6 minutes. Add a few tablespoons of water if the mixture is too thick.
  • Remove sauce from heat and cool for 5 minutes before using. 
  • This glaze can also be used as a dipping sauce or table sauce.
  • If making ahead of time, store sauce in a jar or airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Rewarm before using. Discard any sauce that has come into contact with raw or undercooked meat.
Mango-Apricot Grilling Glaze
Mango-Apricot Grilling Glaze

How to use mango-jalapeno rib glaze:

  • During the last hour of cooking time, apply the rib glaze with a brush onto barbecued ribs every 15 minutes until done.
  • If using this glaze on chicken, pork chops, or tofu, brush on during the second half of cook time.
  • For smoked cream cheese, heat it and drizzle onto the cream cheese right after it comes off the smoker and right before serving.
  • Make a double batch and serve half of it as a table sauce.

 

Mango-Jalapeno Rib Glaze

Mango-Jalapeno Rib Glaze

This delicious mango-jalapeno rib glaze has a little sweet heat perfect for brushing on to pork ribs. Apply this pepper jelly glaze towards the end of grilling time and let it cook right in. Make a little extra to serve as a table sauce.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ, Fusion
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mango nectar
  • 2/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper (seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • Cut jalapeno in half and remove the seeds, chop into smaller chunks. I highly recommend wearing food-safe gloves when handling hot peppers.
  • Place jalapeno and lime juice into a food processor or blender, and puree mixture.
  • Add all sauce ingredients, including jalapeno puree, into a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat to low and simmer for an additional 5-6 minutes until sauce can coat the back of a spoon.
  • Remove sauce from heat and cool for a 5 minutes before using. This glaze can also be used as a dipping sauce or table sauce.
  • If making ahead of time, store sauce in a jar or air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week after initial preparation. Rewarm before using. Discard any sauce that has come into contact with raw or undercooked meat.

Notes

Recipe photo by: magone/depositphos
Mango-Jalapeno Rib Glaze

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