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.

Serves: 6
10 mins Prep time 1 hr 10 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
1 hr 10 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix brown sugar, chili powder, chipotle chile pepper, cinnamon, garlic powder and sea 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:Ribs may be baked 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Grill as directed, increased time to 5 to 10 minutes.

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.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

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