Chipotle Molasses Baby Back Ribs

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30 mins
6 hrs
4

Ingredients

FOR THE RIBS

  • 4 racks baby back ribs
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • cherry and oak wood chips, for smoking

FOR THE DRY RUB

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika

FOR THE CHIPOTLE-MOLASSES BBQ SAUCE

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dry rub
  • juice from 1 lemon wedge

Directions

Step 1 Of 8
1
Preheat your smoker to 225°F.
2
With a butter knife and paper towels, Insert butter knife under rib rack membrane and a bone. Lift knife to separate membrane from bone, grip membrane with paper towels and pull off ribs until completely removed.
3
Combine dry rub ingredients in a bowl and mix with fingers until lump-free. Apply rub to both sides of each rib rack.
4
Place cherry and oak wood chips in smoke box and ribs in smoker. Cook for 3 hours at 225°F.
Hot Tip
Occasionally spray ribs with apple cider vinegar to keep moist.
5
Wrap ribs in aluminum foil and cook for 2 more hours at 225°F.
6
In a saucepan, combine all Chipotle Molasses BBQ Sauce ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.
7
Remove the ribs from aluminum foil and coat generously with barbecue sauce. Let smoker reach 300°F, uncover ribs, place back in smoker and smoke for 1 more hour.
8
Remove ribs from your smoker and let rest for 15 minutes before serving.
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