June/July 2012 - Issue VII

Cocinando with Chef Armando Duarte
Author: Chef Armando Duarte

St. Louis Style Ribs with Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Recipe: 4-5lbs Pork Back "Spare" Ribs
Your favorite Dry Rub
Your favorite BarbecueSauce
Cherry or Pecon Wood chunks or chips for added smoke (optional)
2oz. Chipotle in adobo sauce

To start, choose some fresh Pork Spare Ribs. Preheat your grill to 225-250f. Wash and dry ribs. Then trim and remove the membrane.

Now rub in dry rub on all sides. Lightly apply dry rub seasoning to both sides of the slab. Let stand for 15-30 minutes.. Allow ribs to come to room temperature just before placing on the grill. Place a water or basting pan on the grill, or within the coals for added moisture. (optional) BBQ at 225-250f opposite coals with closed grill lid for 3-4 hours. Mop the ribs several times. To keep from over cooking, remove the racks when they pull apart easily, with meat still attached to the bone. Add two cups of BBQ sauce to your blender and 2oz of chipotle peppers blend until smooth serve with ribs.