Howard L. Puckett
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
2 Hours 30 Mins
Other Time
8 Hours 40 Mins
Yield
Makes 6 servings

Who needs prepackaged rubs and bottled sauces when you can make your own? Our Chipotle Rub's bold taste infuses the ribs with Southwestern flair, while the Smoky Chipotle 'Cue Sauce echoes the rub's flavors with a few more peppers.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse and pat ribs dry. If desired, remove thin membrane from back of ribs by slicing into it with a knife and then pulling it off (this will make ribs more tender).

Step 2

Rub meat with cut sides of oranges, squeezing as you rub. Massage Chipotle Rub into meat, covering all sides. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and place in a zip-top freezer bag or 13- x 9-inch baking dish; chill 8 hours. Let ribs stand at room temperature 30 minutes before grilling. Remove plastic wrap.

Step 3

To grill on a charcoal grill: Prepare hot fire by piling charcoal on one side of grill, leaving the other side empty. Place food grate on grill; position rib rack on grate over unlit side. Place slabs in rack. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 1 hour. Reposition rib slabs, placing the one closest to the heat source away from heat, moving other slabs closer. Grill 1 more hour or until meat is tender. Grill 30 more minutes over medium heat (325° to 350°), basting with half of Smoky Chipotle 'Cue Sauce. Remove ribs from grill, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut ribs, slicing between bones. Serve with remaining sauce.

Step 4

To grill on a gas grill: Light only one side. Coat food grate with vegetable cooking spray, and place on grill; position rib rack on grate over unlit side. Place rib slabs in rack. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 1 hour. Reposition rib slabs, placing the ones closet to the heat source away from heat and moving other slabs closer. Grill 1 more hour or until meat is tender. Lower temperature to medium heat (325° to 350°), and cook ribs 30 more minutes, basting with half of Smoky Chipotle 'Cue Sauce. Remove ribs from grill, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut ribs, slicing between bones. Serve ribs with remaining 'cue sauce.

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Ratings & Reviews

Keiko123's Review

guadalupe
July 04, 2013
One word: Fabulous, and they were totally devoured. Don't skip the sauce. Made a boo boo and forgot to use the orange when doing the rub..but made up for it by squeezing it in the sauce which I think was even better. A keeper! Even the neighbors one street over followed their noses to our house..we used a charcoal grill.

guadalupe's Review

Keiko123
April 02, 2009
I served this at a dinner party of 6 and everyone raved about it. I would definately make it again. I have been asked by several for the recipe.