Fresh peaches and chipotle chilies add flavor to grilled ribs in a spectacularly savory way. The perfect ribs for a summery backyard BBQ!
5 lb pork baby back ribs (about 2 racks)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 medium peaches, skins removed and chopped
1 tablespoon bourbon
3 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
1 – 2 chipotle chilies in adobo + 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1 Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
2 In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, smoked paprika, chili powder, pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Lay the ribs flat on a baking sheet and rub them evenly with the spice mixture. Wrap each rack of ribs tightly in foil and place on the grill for 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the ribs are tender.
3 Meanwhile, add the olive oil to a skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the peaches and sauté until soft and caramelized, about five minutes. Remove from the heat and add the bourbon. Allow the peaches to cool slightly and then add the BBQ sauce, chipotle chilies and adobo sauce, and honey to a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. If the sauce is too thick add water to thin. Taste and adjust your liking. Reserve some sauce for serving later with finished ribs, if desired.
4 Remove the ribs from the grill and remove the foil. Brush the ribs with the sauce and place back on the grill until the ribs are lightly charred, about 5 minutes per side.
5 Serve the ribs with the reserved sauce.