Spicy, sweet ribs, finished with a drizzle of honey

Spicy, sweet ribs, finished with a drizzle of honey

These super-simple baby back ribs are really easy to make. A quick stir of smoked peppers, honey and lime then they roast (actually steam in their own juices) until they are fork tender. A few minutes under the broiler ensures a flavorful brown finish.

This recipe was featured on the Honey Episode of The Farm on public television.

Chipotle-Honey Baby Back Ribs

Serves 4 to 6

1/3 cup finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup honey, plus more for drizzling
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 racks baby back ribs

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Stir together the chipotles, lime juice, honey, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper until combined.

Place each rack of ribs on a sheet of aluminum foil, then divide the chipotle mixture between the ribs and wrap the foil around the ribs to create a packet. Place the wrapped ribs on a baking sheet and roast the ribs until tender, about 13/4 hours. Unwrap the foil and preheat the broiler.

Broil the ribs about 4 inches from the heat until browned, about 6 minutes.

Transfer the ribs to a cutting board and drizzle with a little more honey. Cut the ribs into serving sizes of 2 to 3 ribs each and serve.

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