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Cocoa Chile Pork Ribs

The pairing of chile's heat with cocoa's bitterness adds up to a rich smoky-sweet rub for pork ribs.

10 mins Prep time 1 hrs 5 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
1 hrs 5 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, garlic salt, chipotle chile pepper and cinnamon in small bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon spice mixture for basting sauce. Rub remaining spice mixture on ribs until well coated. Place ribs in single layer on foil-lined roasting pan. Cover with foil.

  • Bake 1 hour or until meat starts to pull away from bones. Meanwhile for the basting sauce, mix apple juice, tomato paste and reserved 1 tablespoon spice mixture in small bowl.

  • Grill ribs over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes per side or until evenly browned, brushing with basting sauce.

Cooking tip

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 basting sauce. Grill ribs 2 to 3 minutes per side or until browned.

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Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 447Cholesterol: 122mg
  • Sodium: 441mgProtein: 26g
  • Total Fat: 31gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g

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