Baby Back Ribs With Chipotle Honey Barbecue Sauce

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“From Marie Simmons' cookbook, "Taste of Honey". Tip: Prior to seasoning the ribs, turn the ribs over and looking at the boney underside, lift a small corner of the silver skin. Using a paper towel, grab hold of the lifted piece and tear across the rib removing the skin entirely.”

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  1. To make the sauce, place the honey, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, chipotles, adobo sauce, chili powder, cumin, garlic and salt in a small saucepan. Heat on medium-low heat until simmering. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Season the ribs on both sides with a sprinkling of salt and a grinding of black pepper and rub inches Place the ribs in a 2-gallon, resealable plastic food storage bag and add the cooled sauce. Refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
  3. When ready to cook the ribs, preheat the oven to 350°F Line a large roasting pan or a rimmed sheet pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Fit a rack in the pan and place the ribs on the rack. Pour the sauce into a saucepan and gently heat over medium heat for 5 minutes. Brush the ribs with the sauce.
  4. Roast the ribs for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, basting lightly and turning every 20 minutes, until the meat begins to pull away from the bones. The ribs can be made ahead and left to stand for up to 2 hours either in a cool kitchen or in the refrigerator.
  5. Just before serving either preheat the broiler on high or heat the barbecue to medium-high. Brush the ribs lightly with the sauce and broil or grill on the barbecue for about 2 minutes, or until browned and bubbly. Cut between the ribs and pile them on a platter. Heat the leftover sauce to a gentle boil and simmer for 3 minutes before serving with the ribs.

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