There is not enough good things for me to say about this chipotle bourbon rib sauce. The chipotle pepper creates a wonderful spicy smoky taste which is enhanced with the bourbon. The smoky/spicy flavor stands up well to the sweetness in the honey.
I love spicy food so I made my sauce with three chipotle peppers but the recipe could easily be made with less chipotle if desired. With all of us dreaming of warm summer days spent with family, lets use this time to perfect some BBQ staples. Nothing screams summer more than a platter of finger-licking, sweet and spicy baby back ribs.Print
Dry rubbed ribs are roasted to tender perfection. Then they are lathered in an amazing smoky, spicy and sweet sauce that is finger licking good.
- 2 baby back ribs- one rack, trimmed and silver skin removed
- 1 tbsp liquid smoke seasoning
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp ground dry mustard powder
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp cayenne (optional)
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 onion, minced
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, about 2–3, finely chopped (use less if you don’t like spicy)
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
- Rub liquid smoke into the meaty side of the ribs.
- Mix the rest of dry rub ingredients together and evenly massage over the ribs.
- Let the ribs sit for 30 mins.
- Roast the ribs in the oven for 2 hours
- While the ribs are cooking, mix all sauce ingredients in a small stock pot to cook until the sauce begins to thicken up and caramelize
- Remove the sauce from heat and allow it to cool.
- Place the sauce in blender and blend the mixture into a uniform consistency.
- When ribs are done cooking, layer sauce on top and broil for 5 mins.
- Layer with more sauce and serve.