Southwest Baby Back Ribs with Chipotle BBQ Sauce
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Southwest Baby Back Ribs with Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Prep: 30 minutes plus marinating
Grill: 1-1/2 hours • Serves: 8


4 garlic cloves, crushed with press
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons crushed oregano
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1-1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons orange zest
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
8 pounds baby back pork ribs (about 3 racks)

Chipotle BBQ Sauce

3 cups ketchup
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons finely chopped chipotle chile peppers in adobo

1. In small bowl, whisk garlic, sugar, oregano, chili powder, dry mustard, salt, black pepper, orange zest and allspice. Peel skin from bone side of each rib slab. Place ribs on rimmed baking pans and rub all sides of ribs with rub; cover and refrigerate 2 hours or up to overnight.

Chipotle BBQ Sauce

2. In small saucepot, whisk all ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Place ribs on hot grill rack; cover and cook 1-1/2 hours or until ribs are tender and meat easily pulls away from bone, turning every 20 minutes. If ribs begin to burn with all burners on medium, reduce heat to low or turn off 1 of the burners. Brush ribs generously with BBQ sauce during last 20 minutes of cooking. Makes about 32 ribs.

4. Serve ribs with remaining BBQ sauce.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (4 ribs):
794 Calories, 46g Fat (17g Saturated), 178mg Cholesterol,
1911mg Sodium, 44g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 51g Protein