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TGI Fridays Jack Daniels Ribs & Glaze

This homemade Jack Daniels Ribs recipe is a popular TGI Fridays menu item and my number-one cheat meal for at least a decade. Thanks to the combination of sweet and savory flavors and the fall-off-the-bone tenderness of the ribs, this recipe makes it an all-time favorite for family barbeques and festivities!


Ribs in Jack Daniels Sauce
TGI Fridays Ribs
Prep: 15 mins Total: 2 hrs 45 mins Yields: 4

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Why you’ll like it

For me, the recipe works especially well to cook something everyone enjoys for Sunday lunch. I also cook Jack Daniels ribs for birthdays, easter, Father’s Day, and also in barbeques. This recipe reminds me of great memories that we have built from time to time like when I ate them as Christmas lunch in Miami after a morning spent at the Everglades. So whenever I eat ribs I reminiscence these moments.

Let’s look why you’ll like it:

  • Jack Daniels ribs recipe is a family favorite for weekends, festivities, and cheat days. The best thing is that you can enjoy yourself using homemade glaze and ingredients which are not only tastier by also healthier than any other meal you eat in a restaurant.
  • TGIs Jack Daniels Glazed Ribs cost around $17.99 per portion and if you add drinks and cocktails it easily adds up to $150 for a family of 4. This recipe might cost you around $20.00

Jack Daniels Ribs TGI Fridays recipe

What are Jack Daniel’s ribs?

Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce is one of the richest sauces for ribs you’ll ever taste. This Whiskey-spiked BBQ sauce is traditional of southern cooking and is a winner among guests with its both sweet and smoky taste. The slow-cooked ribs are rubbed and basted with a glaze made with Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey, together with pineapple juice, teriyaki, soy sauce, brown sugar, whiskey, and cayenne pepper, making it a unique blend of flavors.

Personally, I also prefer to prepare the teriyaki sauce from scratch instead of using off-the-shelf ready-made products. As a personal tip, I would not change any spices in this recipe cause it will most likely satisfy every palate.

Ingredients

For the ribs marinade

  • 2 racks, baby back ribs
  • 2 tsp paprika, sweet, ground
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper, white, ground
  • ½ tsp garlic, ground
  • ½ tsp onion, ground
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, ground

For the Jack Daniels Ribs Sauce

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 240 ml pineapple juice
  • 4 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 onion, small, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • 2 tbsp pineapple, crushed
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, ground

How to cook Jack Daniels ribs in the oven?

STEP 1 – PREPARE JACK DANIELS RIBS MARINADE

  • Remove the membrane skin, otherwise, it might be still chewy when cooked.
  • To remove the membrane, turn the rib bone side up. Gently slide a knife under the membrane in order to loosen enough skin for you to be able to pull it off. Pull it off gently with your hands and the membrane should come off in one piece.
  • After removing the membrane skin, combine all the ingredients for the ribs marinade and rub it on the ribs.

STEP 2 – HOW TO COOK JACK DANIELS RIBS IN THE OVEN

  • Preheat oven to 284⁰ F/140 ⁰ C.
  • Place the ribs in a baking tray and leave it for 3 hours. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Check them from time to time as depending on the cut they might be ready earlier. We want to achieve slow-cooked ribs that are so tender they fall off the bone.

STEP 3 – PREPARE JACK DANIELS RIBS SAUCE (TGI COPYCAT)

  • In a medium pan combine the pineapple juice, teriyaki, and soy sauce, crushed garlic, water, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and then let it simmer for a couple of minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add the lemon juice, onion, whiskey, crushed pineapple, and cayenne pepper leaving the sauce to simmer for half an hour.

STEP 4 – SERVE

  • Grill the ribs for a couple of minutes per side, pour the sauce, and serve.

How to serve Jack Daniels ribs

Ribs in BBQ Sauce

When it comes to ribs, it usually means it’s a special meal or we are celebrating something. So, we tend to exaggerate a little with side dishes!

We usually love to eat this recipe with a selection of air fryer roast potatoes, turmeric rice, Nando’s Portuguese rice, sweet potato fries, onion rings, some grilled green vegetables, coleslaw, and also some pineapple rings on the side! However, this is up to your personal taste and appetite!

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Ribs in Jack Daniels Sauce

Ribs in Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce

Caroline Sciberras
This homemade Jack Daniels Ribs recipe is a popular TGI Fridays menu item and my number-one cheat meal for at least a decade. Thanks to the combination of sweet and savory flavors and the fall-off-the-bone tenderness of the ribs, this recipe makes it an all-time favorite for family barbeques and festivities!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 640 kcal

Ingredients
  

FOR THE RIBS MARINADE:

  • 2 racks baby back ribs
  • 2 teaspoons sweet ground paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground onion
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

FOR JACK DANIELS RIBS SAUCE:

  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 240 millilitres pineapple juice
  • 4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 onion small finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Jack Daniel's Whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple crushed
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

STEP 1 - PREPARE JACK DANIELS RIBS MARINADE

  • Remove the membrane skin, otherwise, it might be still chewy when cooked.
  • To remove the membrane, turn the ribs bone side up. Gently slide a knife under the membrane in order to loosen enough skin for you to be able to pull it off. Pull it off gently with your hands and the membrane should come off in one piece.
  • After removing the membrane skin, combine all the ingredients for the ribs marinade and rub it on the ribs.

STEP 2 - HOW TO COOK JACK DANIELS RIBS IN THE OVEN

  • Preheat oven to 284⁰ F/140 ⁰ C.
  • Place the ribs in a baking tray and leave it for 3 hours. Cover with aluminium foil.
  • Check them from time to time as depending on the cut they might be ready earlier. We want to achieve slow-cooked ribs that are so tender they fall off the bone.

STEP 3 - PREPARE JACK DANIELS RIBS SAUCE (TGI COPYCAT)

  • In a medium pan combine the pineapple juice, teriyaki and soy sauce, crushed garlic, water, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and then let it simmer for a couple of minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add the lemon juice, onion, whiskey, crushed pineapple, and cayenne pepper leaving the sauce to simmer for half an hour.

STEP 4 - SERVE

  • Grill the ribs for a couple of minutes per side, pour the sauce, and serve.
Keyword BBQ Ribs, Jack Daniels Ribs, Signature TGI Ribs

0 thoughts on “TGI Fridays Jack Daniels Ribs & Glaze”

  1. I recently tried making this Jack Daniels ribs recipe and I have to say, I was blown away by how delicious they turned out. The sauce had the perfect balance of sweetness and smokiness, and the whiskey flavor was just right, not too overpowering. The meat was tender and fell right off the bone, and the overall presentation was great. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone fans of TGI or who loves bbq pork ribs, or even if you’re just looking for a new and tasty recipe to try. Trust me, your taste buds won’t regret it!

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