Tuesday, May 7, 2013

No Grill BBQ with all the BBQ Flavor! Orange Chipotle BBQ Ribs

I know we are all itching for the BBQ Grill! But when we work all week, we sometimes don't have time to get out to the grill on a weeknight. What if I gave you a way to get that deep smokey flavor in a melt in your mouth Rib on a weeknight with little or no trouble at all??? Guess what? I DID !!!! These ribs can be done in the Crock Pot!!! When i tell you they are melt in your mouth, they literally fall off the bone and just melt away in your mouth! These are a must try!!!


Orange Chipotle BBQ Ribs

2 lbs Country Pork Ribs
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Orange Juice
1 Orange Seeded & Chopped (skin on)
2 Chipotle Peppers finely diced
2 Tbsp Adobo Sauce (from above peppers)
1 cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbsp Smoke Sauce
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
½ - 1 Bottle Beer
Salt & Pepper
2 tbsp Olive Oil


In a Crock Pot
Combine all of the above ingredients.
Stir well until sugar is dissolved.
Add Ribs.
Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper.
Cook in Crock Pot on Low for 8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
Meat will be Fall off the bone tender.


If Baking:
Pre-heat Oven to 375° f

In a 13x9x2 Pan Combine all “Sauce” ingredients (use only ½ of the Beer)
Stir until Sugar is dissolved.
Add Ribs to top of Sauce.
Cover with Foil.
Bake in oven for 40 Minutes, covered.
Uncover, Turn Ribs in sauce and Bake for 20-30 additional minutes
Until Ribs are Coated thickly with sauce and falling off the bone.
Best Served Hot with Your Choice of Side. I use Rice, but sometimes I do a Nice Potato Salad or Slaw.


*These ribs can also be done on the grill. 

Marinate in Sauce mixture overnight in the fridge then grill on medium until cooked through