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Honey Chipotle Ribs

Nothing's better than having a sauce with the perfect consistency for slathering. Here's one that'll ensure a lip-smacking feast. Make the sauce up to a week ahead. —Caitlin Hawes, Westwood, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 6 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 2 bottles (11.2 ounces each) Guinness beer
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 4 teaspoons ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Wrap ribs in large pieces of heavy-duty foil; seal edges of foil. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until tender.
  • In a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for about 45 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Carefully remove ribs from foil. Place over direct heat; baste with some of the sauce. Grill, covered, over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until browned, turning once and basting occasionally with additional sauce. Serve with remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 515 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1674mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Bonnie
    Aug 13, 2017

    This is my family's new favorite BBQ sauce! Love it!!

  • Xuxu
    Jul 18, 2017


  • anniegirl1962
    Mar 18, 2016

    Love these ribs!!!! I put the ribs in the crockpot and poured the sauce on top and let it simmer on low for 6 to 8 hours. They come out perfect!!!!

  • debsco98
    Nov 17, 2015

    This recipe should definatly have more reviews then it does. These ribs were so good! I am glad i found a recipe this yummy !

  • momof2inpa
    Sep 7, 2015

    Best ribs ever! My 13 y/o son picked this recipe and it's a keeper! We used the extra sauce on boneless chicken breasts and grilled them too. Really good. This is the only way I will make ribs in the future.

  • EileenCu
    Jul 1, 2015

    FANTASTIC! It made A LOT of sauce, but when my family was done, all the extra was gone too.

  • Sheena_Pallante
    Jan 5, 2015

    Amazing!! Ribs are very tender and the sauce is perfect! You will have sauce left over which is great to use on chicken or pork chops. Great recipe!

  • christie166
    Aug 2, 2013

    So good. I make this sauce every time I make ribs. My husband doesn't like BBQ sauce and loves this. I make the ribs in the house now!

  • JeffPick
    May 4, 2013

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  • justmbeth
    Aug 29, 2012

    Ribs were very tender and the sauce was fabulous! It made quite a bit of sauce but will work well with chicken and other grilled items.