Succulent ribs on the grill, made irresistible by prepping in the Marinade Express system, are perfect for celebrating Labor Day and saying farewell to summer! Slather on a spicy chipotle pepper BBQ sauce for a delicious treat. The Marinade Express system decreases the ribs’ fat content while it increases their juiciness. The meat literally falls right off the bone as you take your first bite. To achieve these perfected ribs you need to set the Marinade Express’ tumbling timer for 1 hour, while you do something else. You can process the ribs in the Marinade Express a day or two ahead of when you want to cook them and refrigerate them, or prep them longer in advance and then freeze them until you are ready to cook them. I used the Marinade Express BBQ Marinade to prep the ribs so that they have that delectable smoky BBQ flavor infused throughout the meat, not just on the surface!
The spicy chipotle BBQ sauce is easy to make and has the perfect spicy, smoky flavor for the ribs. The base for this BBQ sauce is so easy and helps you to use up a lot of condiments you probably already have on hand. It is great on its own, but you can customize it by adding any flavor you wish to the base of the BBQ sauce. You don’t need toothpicks for these ribs, but you’ll certainly need wet wipes for your sticky fingers!
Ingredients for Ribs:
Prep time: 1 hour. Cook Time: 3 hours. Total Time: 4 hours
Serves: 2 people
Marinade Express BBQ Marinade
1 rack of Baby Back Ribs
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons water
Ingredients for the Chipotle Pepper BBQ Sauce (Adapted from Rachel Ray):
Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook Time 20 minutes. Total Time: 30 minutes
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers in Adobe Sauce (with sauce)
Directions for Ribs:
- Process the ribs in the Marinade Express using the BBQ marinade for 1 hour. Discard the marinade liquid.
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a baking dish, lined with foil, place the ribs, add 2 tablespoons water and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the ribs up tight with the foil to lock in the juices. Cook for 2 ½ hours to 3 hours, or until a knife removes easily when inserted into the meat.
- Preheat grill. Brush BBQ sauce over the front and back side of ribs. Cook ribs on the grill for 5 to 10 minutes on each side, or until ribs have a slight char.
- Cover the ribs with foil, allow them to rest for 10 minutes to seal the juices into the meat. Slice the ribs and serve immediately with BBQ sauce for dipping!
Directions for Chipotle Pepper BBQ Sauce:
- In a small sauce pan add all BBQ ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Over medium-high heat bring the sauce to a boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer and cover. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
This BBQ sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 3 months.