It can be sooo expensive to order ribs at a restaurant, but you can feed your entire family with our honey chipotle glazed ribs recipe for the cost of a single entrée—and they’re just as yummy!
Never worked with chipotle chiles in adobo sauce? They’re available at most grocery stores and you’ll easily find them in the Latin section. They’re also really affordable!
We cook the ribs slow and low in tightly-sealed foil because it’s a foolproof method for fall-off-the-bone tender ribs. Then, we sauce and crisp them up in the final 10–15 minutes to bring out the perfect outer texture. Enjoy!
Honey Chipotle Glazed Ribs Recipe
- 2 full racks baby back pork ribs
- garlic powder
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 yellow onion, minced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, about 2–3, finely chopped
- 2 tsp ancho chili powder, or smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Trim ribs of excess fat and silver skin then season lightly with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Wrap each rack separately in a large piece of heavy-duty foil and seal edges. Bake 2½–3 hours or until very tender.
- Meanwhile, mix all ingredients for barbecue sauce in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat then reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered for 35–40 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened. Remove sauce from heat and set aside to cool. Puree in blender or food processor until smooth.
- When ribs are tender, remove from oven and increase oven temperature to 375 degrees. Remove ribs from foil and place them directly on baking sheet. Brush ribs generously on both sides with sauce then return to oven for 10–15 minutes or until sauce is set. Cut ribs apart and serve with remaining sauce on the side.
Chipotles are smoked and dried jalapenos, so they’ve got a little kick!