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Smokey Chipolte Ribs

Great ribs with a smokey hint of chipotle. I wanted to make some ribs since I was backed up in the freezer with baby back ribs.  But I wanted something different.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Pork, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: CHIPOTLE, pork ribs, Smoked Ribs
Servings: 4
Calories: 647kcal


  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup plum sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp chipoltes in adobo sauce minced
  • 3 lbs pork back ribs


  • Dissolve the instant coffee in the 1/4 cup of hot water.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the coffee water and the rest of the ingredients except the ribs.
  • Bring to boil over medium heat, reduce heat for a low boil and boil for about 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly reduced and slightly syrupy. Remove from heat; cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil. Lay ribs in a single layer in pan.
  • Reserve 2/3 cup of the sauce for basting. Pour remaining sauce over ribs, coating both sides well.
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Remove foil and baste with remaining sauce. Bake for another 60 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let the ribs rest 10-15 minutes before cutting into portions and serving.


SLOW COOKER DIRECTIONS; Proceed as for regular recipe except place ribs in crock pot and cook on low 6-8 hours, high 5-6 (times are approximate). Remove from cooker and glaze with reserved sauce


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 2041mg | Potassium: 765mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3mg