Honey Chipotle Ribs Recipe
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Honey Chipotle Ribs Recipe

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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
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


  1. 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.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for about 45 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. 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. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Honey Chipotle Ribs in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p31

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anniegirl1962 User ID: 8808976 245615
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7218754 237558
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3572256 232454
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2888735 228808
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

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

Sheena_Pallante User ID: 8038998 216996
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5391522 185110
Reviewed 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!"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 152006
Reviewed 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."

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 152005
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"Great recipe idea! Used chicken instead of ribs and tweaked the recipe using ingredients I had on hand: Whiskey instead of beer and mustard powder instead of dijon. I used a store brand smokey honey bbq sauce. Yum!!!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 116250
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"Yum!! I used Jack Daniels original #7"

ckdd198 User ID: 4881670 213140
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"I used Kraft original thick. I really don't think it matters. I would just stick with an original flavored one"

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