Chipotle Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Chipotle Baby Back Ribs

Yield: 6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Sweet and spicy ribs, with hints of chipotle chile pepper, and cinnamon, plus the sweetness of brown sugar and maple syrup. They can be baked or grilled a day ahead and finished on grill or in oven just before serving.


  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Chipotle chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven or grill to 375-degrees F. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, chili powder, chipotle chile pepper, cinnamon and garlic salt and rub spice mixture evenly on ribs.
  2. Place ribs in single layer on foil-lined roasting pan. Pour water into pan. Cover with foil.
  3. Bake 1 hour or until meat starts to pull away from bones. Brush ribs with maple syrup.
  4. Broil or grill over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes per side or until ribs are evenly browned.


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