Honey/Chipolte baby backs with a view...and recipe

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 3montes, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So I did a couple of racks of baby backs yesterday. Have never done baby backs before has always been spares. But after the taste sensation I had last night I will be doing them again.
    No qview of the finished product. These were gone in 20 minutes. Honestly. I was lucky to get some myself. Had a few friends over still helping out with the garage remodel and watching the Twins Yankees game (yeah I know don't get me started [​IMG]) So I was going back and forth between the smoker and garage bringing in a slab of ribs one at a time. Then in the house to get the coleslaw and left over pp and buns.
    So while I was being the gracious host everyone was wolfing down ribs!! Had I taken the time for pics I don't think I would have gotten any at all[​IMG]So all I can do is tell you how absolutely wonderfull these turned out.
    To try to make up for it I will post the recipe.

    And thanks to Rivet for the inspiration on this. He started me off with the chipolte rub. [​IMG]

    Heres what they started out looking like. Oh yeah they were NOT on sale.

    All rubbed up with the Chipolte rub. Thanks Rivet!!

    A nice thin blue going. Using red oak and maple.

    So here is the recipe for anyone who cares to give this a whirl. You will not be disappointed. As far as the smoke time these were on the smoker for about 6 hours total I beleive. Again I was distracted with doing the garage remodel so the smoker temp fell below 175 a couple of times
    . Had to stoke the coals all over a couple of times.
    I tried to adhere to the 2-2-1 method though.

    Baby back rib slabs. (as many as you dare)

    I couldn't really find a membrane on these. I was making a mess of them trying to pull it off. In the end I took a knife and scraped the back of them rather than trying to pull the membrane. Turned out fine.

    Rub down with a generous amount of the Chipolte rub. I may impose on you to get me more of this Rivet. Awesome stuff. Just let me know when you need more wild rice we will do an exchange.

    The sauce:
    1 1/2 cup of ketchup
    1/3 cup of honey
    1/4 cup diced onion
    1 1/2 tablespoons Tabasco Chipolte sauce (great stuff if you haven't tried it)
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1 tablespoon prepared mustard
    2 tablespoons cider vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon cbp

    Put all these ingredients in a sauce pan under very low heat and simmer.
    Apply to the ribs in the manner you prefer.
    I put mine on after they were foiled for about a hour. I opened up the foil (I spritzed them with apple juice and Bacardi O orange rum before foiling) and layed a good layer of the sauce on and closed the foil back up. Let them go another hour or so. I reopened the foil and added more suace. This time I left the foil open for about a half hour 45 minutes to let things carmelize.
    All I can say is they were the highlight of the night. Much better than the Twins game!![​IMG]

    Oh this is what I woke up to this morning. [​IMG]

    I am making Buffalo Redeye chili today. The snow outside seems to make it appropiate. Chili cookoff tomorrow at a resteraunt/bar my daughter works at. She entered me. I will post view and recipe of this later.

    Hmmm might be time to make sure the snowblower is working...[​IMG]
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey 3, no worries man. I'll send you some more of the chipotle rub next week, along with a jar of Satan's Salsa I'm making today. Appreciate your offer of the wild rice, we still have 1 pack left, the other one was fantastic!

    Glad to see your SnP rolling alone with the mods....hope you like their performance. You sure do put out some great food, too! Next time hold the wolves at bay so you can snap some pics [​IMG]

  3. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Excellent Rivet. I will send you some more Minnesota goodness in return.
    The mods are just fantastic. I would have never dreamed of smoking anything in the temps we had last night before these mods. It was cold!! Cold enough to snow[​IMG]
    I am thinking I may be smokin' all year long now.
    I will get around to posting an informative thread on the mods that we did to make the snp a smokin' machine. Hopefully other snp owners can benefit as well.
    Just need to get a few projects done to find the time.
  4. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Outstanding! And we were just trying to extend your smoking season by a few weeks.......

  5. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Best copliment of all is when they about knock you down trying to getto your Q. Nice work.
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like a sauce recipe worth trying, thanks for sharing.
    Got a shaker of that rub from John before and it is good stuff, whenever I run out of my own chipotle rub I reach for the shaker, gotta have chipotle!
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man I hate when that happens but It don't where we are. Thank god for that one I really don't like cold. But that sauce doesn't sound cold specially if you use a chipotle rub on the ribs. I'm real glad we can smoke all year round here. Hey Rivet do you want some stuff from Florida this time.
  8. ncdodave

    ncdodave Smoking Fanatic

    Now that's a recipe I can totaly get into! Rivet, where do you get that rub? If you make it and sell it pm me he info Id love to try some!

    3montes, that looks similar to a friends house in eastern OR but, she ended up with 18" of the white stuff. Luckly I have a year round 'que season here in the flat lands of Eugene. That Chipotle rub would go fantastic with heart of child Saturday evening (lamb heart) for Halloween!

    Let us know when those ribs come up again!
  9. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Brrrr......SNOW!! [​IMG]

    I love Florida!! Sounds like the ribs turned out awesome!
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Looking Ribs...

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