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Honey Balsamic Chipotle Ribs

Get to grilling this summer with these delicious Honey Balsamic Chipotle Ribs. Sticky sweet honey goodness and a kick of spice with Chipotle peppers.
Course Main, Summer Grilling
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword barbecue ribs recipe, honey balsamic chipotle ribs, honey chipotle ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 401kcal


Barbecue Ribs

  • 1 package St Louis Style Ribs or Back Ribs
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Sauce for Ribs

  • 2 cups barbecue sauce your favorite brand
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar


Barbecue Ribs

  • Heat your gas or charcoal grill to medium (about 300 degrees F). Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with brown sugar, salt, and black pepper. Gently rub in with your fingers. Grill for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours over indirect heat until ribs are tender. Use tongs to turn the ribs about every 20 minutes or so. 
  • In a large bowl, combine chopped ground chipotle, balsamic vinegar, and honey.
  • Baste with honey balsamic chipotle barbecue sauce during the last 30 minutes or so and cook over direct heat, on low to medium. Carefully watch the ribs so they do not burn. Use tongs to turn the ribs frequently and baste with additional sauce as they finish cooking.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy with grilled corn and other seasonal vegetables.


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 1505mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg