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Honey Chipotle Ribs - these super tender ribs are easy to make with just a few basic ingredients.
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Honey Chipotle Ribs

These tender Honey Chipotle Ribs are grilled until they develop a wonderful char and are both sweet and spicy. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 875kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 rack St Louis Style Ribs (spareribs)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2-3 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • BBQ Sauce, choose your favorite- I like to use a Kansas City style sauce


  • With a knife, remove the membrane on the back of the ribs. Rinse and pat dry the ribs.
  • Brush front and backs of ribs with honey.
  • Combine chipotle chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on ribs, using about 75% on the meaty side of the ribs. Wrap ribs in a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Place ribs on a baking sheet and place in oven for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before proceeding. Or you can refrigerate them overnight.
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat. Remove rack of ribs from aluminum foil and brush both sides with BBQ sauce. Place on grill meaty side down and grill until you get nice char marks, about 5-10 minutes. Flip over and grill another 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve with additional BBQ Sauce.


Calories: 875kcal