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Chipotle Cinnamon Baby Back Ribs

These spicy ribs are flavored with 2 chiles -- chipotle chile pepper and chili powder -- then sweetened with brown sugar and maple syrup. You can even bake the ribs a day ahead and grill just before serving.

10 mins Prep time 1 hrs 10 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
1 hrs 10 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix brown sugar, chili powder, chipotle chile pepper, cinnamon and garlic salt in small bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly on ribs.

  • Place ribs in single layer on foil-lined roasting pan. Pour water into pan. Cover with foil.

  • Bake 1 hour or until meat starts to pull away from bones. Brush ribs with maple syrup.

  • Broil or grill over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes per side or until ribs are evenly browned.

Cooking tip

Make Ahead: After baking ribs, cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Continue as directed.

All Grilling Directions: Preheat grill to low heat. Rub ribs with spice mixture as directed. Wrap ribs with 2 to 3 layers of heavy duty aluminum foil, sealing ends tightly. Grill ribs 1 hour. Remove foil. Brush ribs with maple syrup. Grill ribs 3 to 5 minutes per side or until browned.

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Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 614Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 411mgProtein: 36g
  • Total Fat: 38gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 32g

Ratings & Reviews: 2

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  • Jim . on 02/17/2015

    Why is this in the low cholesterol list of recipes? It is NOT a healthy recipe at ALL! low cholesterol is 50mg or less, this has 90mg!

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  • Zach R. on 07/01/2014

    My children call this recipe "meat candy"

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