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Of our Baby Back Rib recipes this is a favorite for those times when you are in the mood for something different. The sweet of the honey, smoky chipotles and bite of the lime are a wonderful triple play of flavor. The other good news, this baby back ribs recipe is easy!
This recipe serves 4 persons or two really hungry ones.
2 Racks Baby Back Ribs
Rinse your baby back ribs. Check the backside of the ribs to see if they have been peeled. Peeled ribs are more tender and tend to not stick in your teeth as much. Peeling removes the white membrane on the back of the ribs. If you do not see the white membrane, great! Move on to the seasoning. If you do see the white membrane, slip the tip of a small thin knife under the membrane on one side to loosen it. Then using a towel grab that corner and pull towards the other side of the ribs and it should strip off.
This is easy yet if you are buying ribs for this recipe, you can ask your butcher do this step for you!
Season your ribs with your favorite spice rub or check out our RRR Rib Rub, which is perfect for this and almost all Baby Back Rib Recipes. Great on chicken too. Great Spice Rubs RRR Rib & Chicken Rub. Just prior to cooking oil your baby back ribs lightly.
Soak around a cup of mesquite, red oak or hickory wood chips in water. If using a gas grill, skip this stem and wrap them in foil. Using a fork, poke holes (small) in the foil to allow the smoke to escape the pouch.
Start your fire while your rubs marinates the ribs, you will want an indirect fire for this recipe. Stack you coals to the side of the grill. When the ashes are nicely gray then place your ribs in between the coals.
If using a gas grill fire up all the burner to heat the grill. Once the grill is nice and hot, turn off or turn to low the center burner for indirect cooking.
Make the Honey Chipotle Lime Mop for the ribs. In a small sauce pan place the following:
4 tablespoons Honey
1 tablespoons Chipotle in Adobo (two if you want them really spicy)
1 teaspoon ground Cumin
3 teaspoon fresh Lime Juice
Heat the pan and whisk until the honey is melted and all the ingredients are combined. Turn off the heat and allow to cool.
Place your ribs on the grill, the temperature should be around 325-350. If using the wood chips, place half of them on the coals, or if using the gas grill place the packet over the hottest side of the grill.
Cook your ribs turning a couple of times. Check you fire a half hour or 45 minutes into cooking to make sure you still have enough coals going. You will know when the ribs are almost done when you pick up one side of the racks and bend them and they almost crack, they are getting tender.
At this point it is time to mop your ribs. Using a brush paint the Honey Chipotle Lime mop on the ribs. Cook them for another ten minutes or so, check them using the "flex test" again. Save enough of the mop for one basting just prior to serving. Let the ribs rest for around 15-20 minutes after cooking, baste with the mop one last time and enjoy!
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