Ribs in chipotle sauce (Receta de Costillas de Cerdo con Chipotle)

Yep, these messy, southern sticky chipotle ribs are amazing comfort food! A bit on the spicy side, they can be finished on the barbecue or in the oven, as outlined here. Not sure how much of a traditional mexican recipe this is, but what can I say... these ribs are delicious!

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mexican ribs with chipotle

Southern Style Ribs in Chipotle Sauce


* 4 lb. pork back ribs (each rib should be cut indivually)
* 3/4 cup honey
* 1/4 cup orange juice
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 3 chipotle peppers in Adobo from the can, chopped very finely (if you want the sauce to be more spicy, add more chiles)
* 2 tablespoons of the Adobo marinade from the same can
* 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, washed and coarsely chopped
* Salt and pepper to taste


1) Parboil the ribs in a big pot with boiling water for 55 minutes, not more and not less! Make the water boil on high setting then reduce setting to prevent the water overflowing. About half-way through, ladle out and discard the froth from the surface of the water.

2) Once finished cooking pick them up from the water with kitchen tongs, place them in a large bowl.

3) Meanwhile, combine the honey, the orange juice, soy sauce, cilantro leaves, chipotle chiles and the adobo. Blend to liquefy in a blender then set aside.

4) Preheat the oven to 375 ˚F. Arrange the ribs over a big pan; pour the chipotle/honey mixture over, turning the ribs to make sure they are well coated in the sauce on all sides.

5) Bake in the oven until the ribs are nicely roasted, turning them once along the way.

There you are, your mexican style chipotle ribs are ready! You can serve them with more of the chipotle/honey sauce if desired, and a salad or seasoned refried beans...

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