Chipotle Salsa Ribs

Chipotle Salsa Ribs

Did someone say barbecue? Create fiery flavor by rubbing and saucing tasty ribs.

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Southwestern Rub
tablespoon packed brown sugar
teaspoon chili powder
teaspoon paprika
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon seasoned salt
teaspoon garlic pepper
teaspoon ground ginger
Ribs and Salsa
pounds pork loin back ribs (not cut into serving pieces)
cup chipotle salsa
cup chili sauce
tablespoons orange marmalade
  1. Mix all Southwestern Rub ingredients in small bowl. Rub mixture over ribs. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 12 hours.
  2. Heat coals or gas grill for indirect heat. If using charcoal grill, place drip pan directly under grilling area, and arrange coals around edge of firebox. Place ribs over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill. Cover and grill over medium heat 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours, turning occasionally, until tender.
  3. Mix salsa, chili sauce and marmalade in small bowl. Brush over ribs during last 10 to 15 minutes of grilling. Heat remaining salsa mixture to boiling; boil and stir 1 minute. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces. Serve salsa mixture with ribs.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Pork loin back ribs are the leanest and most tender ribs, but you also could use pork spareribs. Plan on cooking them for the same amount of time.
Special Touch
Arrange these robust ribs on a platter surrounded with sprigs of fresh cilantro and halved orange slices.
Did You Know?
When food is cooked away from the heat source, it’s called “indirect-heat” grilling. This is the best way to cook large and long-cooking foods, such as these ribs, because the indirect heat won’t overcook the food. Because there’s no fire under the food, there’s also less chance of burning during the longer cooking time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 610
    • (Calories from Fat 400),
  • Total Fat 44g
    • (Saturated Fat 16g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 175mg;
  • Sodium 500mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 43g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.