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Chipotle BBQ Pork Ribs Recipe

Chipotle BBQ Pork RibsThere’s nothing quite like a finger-licking good BBQ. And BBQ doesn’t have to be just for summertime. These lip-smacking, sweet-spicy Chiplotle Pork BBQ Ribs from our pal Executive Chef Caleb Lara of Harbor View Hotel, Martha’s Vineyard, are roasted in the oven. It’s tasty and no mess, no fuss.

The Chipotle peppers lend a smoky flavor and, because you’re using the oven, this is a recipe that will warm up your house and your tummy.


Recipe courtesy Executive Chef Caleb Lara, Harborview Hotel, Martha’s Vineyard

10 lbs pork ribs

1. Rub the rib racks with prepared seasoning rub (recipe below) and refrigerate for 6-8 hours, or overnight

2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and roast the pork rib racks slowly for three hours until done

3. Glaze with Chipotle BBQ sauce (recipe below) during the last hour


BBQ Pork Rub

½ tablespoon ground ginger

½ tablespoon ground onion

1 tablespoon ground coriander

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup kosher salt

Whisk together all the ingredients. You can store this dry rub mixture in an airtight container.


Chipotle BBQ Sauce

4 garlic cloves, minced

¼ cup butter

4 cups ketchup

1 1/3 cups brown sugar

1 cup Worcestershire sauce

1 cup lemon juice

6 chipotles in Adobo

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon fresh oregano

Kosher salt to taste

1. In a sauce pan, sauté garlic in butter until soft

2. Add all other ingredients and simmer until thickened

3. Puree (with a stick blender or regular blender) and season with salt and pepper


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Bobbie Hasselbring

RFT founder and the website's former editor-in-chief, Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. She's been an award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook.