Slow-Cooked Ribs with Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup finely minced shallots
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon TABASCO® brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Smoked Ribs


Prepare BBQ Sauce: Combine the ketchup, shallots, honey, garlic, vinegar, Worcestershire, TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce, pepper, salt, mustard, allspice and cinnamon in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Decrease the heat to low and cook 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Cover and store in refrigerator (can be stored refrigerated up to 1 month).

Prepare Ribs: Heat a grill to 290°F. Remove and discard the sheer white membrane from the underside of the ribs. The membrane will be slippery, so grab it with a kitchen towel to pull it off. Coat the sides of each rib with 4 shakes of TABASCO® Original Red Sauce and liberally season with salt and pepper, patting the seasoning into the meat. Slide the ribs onto a wire rack and put the rack in the grill away from direct heat.

After about 1 hour of cooking, when the juices start to bead up on the meat, lightly brush the ribs on both sides with the Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce and rotate the slabs for even cooking. Baste the ribs every thirty minutes. When the ribs are almost tender, after a total of about 2 1/2 hours of cooking, remove from the racks, baste the meat side one final time with a thick coat of sauce and cook a final 30 minutes, bone side down. Remove and rest the ribs at room temperature at least 30 minutes before serving.

Makes 2 racks; 4-6 servings.

Created by Chef Kevin Gillespie

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  • Name: Michael Wolff
    Date: July 11th, 2015
    Grilling ribs with Tabasco sauce on The Big Green Egg are my favorite two tips! Gotta get me some Tabasco sauce and win me a Big Green Egg!
  • Name: 26CV91SE37
    Date: July 8th, 2015
    Prepping the ribs with Tabasco.
  • Name: Deanna
    Date: July 7th, 2015
    to start the ribs cooking with bone side down and to bast with a brush for two hours ..