Chipotle BBQ Ribs

Hi everyone! Today’s recipe is a great one so you can surprise your Dad on Father’s day! I hope you can give it a try, I bet he will love it!

  • 3 - 6  lbs Pork Loin Back Ribs
  • 14 oz ( 397 g) Ketchup
  • 12 oz Can of Chipotles in Adobo Can  (340 g)
  • ½ Cup Beer or Water
  • ⅓ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Maggi Sauce
  • 1 minced Onion
  • 3 minced Garlic Cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Season the ribs with a bit of maggi sauce (or worcestershire sauce) and salt and black pepper on all sides.  Wrap the ribs in aluminum foil and bake them at 400 ºF for 2 hours.

To make the BBQ Sauce:
In a saucepan heat up the oil and cook the minced onion for 3 minutes.  Then add in the minced garlic and continue to cook and stir for 1 more minute.  After that, add in the brown sugar, stir and cook until the sugar has dissolved.

Once the sugar is dissolved, now add in the Ketchup and the chipotles in adobo, also add in the apple cider vinegar together with half a cup of beer (or water), add salt and pepper to tate, and bring to a boil on medium heat.

Once the sauce is boiling, now reduce the heat. At this point remove the chipotle peppers from the sauce and blend them until you get a soft paste. Then add the chipotle paste back into the sauce and continue to cook on low heat for 30 more minutes.  (If you don’t like it too spicy, feel free to discard the chipotle peppers, or just blend some of them)

After 30 minutes on low heat, the sauce should have thicken. Now taste the flavor add more salt and pepper if needed. Once you are happy with the flavor, set it aside to cool down. And reserve it until you are ready to use it.

After 2 hours in the oven. 
The ribs should be very tender now.  Remove them from the oven, set the oven temperature to 450ºF
Brush the ribs with plenty of the BBQ sauce on all sides, then place them back in the oven. Bake them at 450º F for 15 more minutes.

After 15 minutes, remove the ribs from the oven, brush them again with more BBQ sauce on all sides, and  place them back in the oven at 450º F for another 10 more minutes or until golden brown and well cooked.

Garnish with more BBQ sauce, sprinkle with green onions and serve with mashed potatoes.