Remember the honey chipotle and spicy chipotle craze a couple of years ago? Well, I’m still obsessed with chipotle! Nothing has changed. I uploaded this video to youtube about 5 years ago and until this day I make this recipe from time to time. I adore it. I’m a huge fan of sweet chipotle.
I’m also a fan of ribs! Big fan. In fact, it’s the final meal I always say I want to have if I’m ever on death row. You should definitely serve these with a side of mac and cheese and coleslaw. Yum.
Tender sweet chipotle beef ribs simmered with dried spices and a homemade sweet chipotle sauce.
- 3 lbs beef ribs
- 3 chipotle peppers roughly chopped plus 3 tbsp adobo sauce
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 lime
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, combine the oregano, onion powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
Season the beef on all sides with the spice mixture, fresh garlic, olive oil, and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.
Let the beef ribs come to room temperature before placing them in the oven.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cover and bake for 2 1/2 hours or until done.
Heat some oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes or until translucent.
Stir in the tomato paste, brown sugar, chipotle peppers, lime juice, salt, pepper, and water.
Let the mixture simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
Blend the mixture using an immersion blender or food processor.
Coat the ribs with the chipotle mixture and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Serve immediately and enjoy!