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Chocolate Chipotle Baby Back Ribs


Master of the Pit
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Joined Sep 28, 2009
Looking through Steve Raichlen Rib book for something different and came across this

Cousin Dave's Chocolate Chipotle Ribs

Cooking on the New Braunfels

temp around 225

start time 12:00 noon  finished at 6:30

2 whole chipotle peppers seeds in

2 Jalapeno peppers seed in

1 scotch bonnet pepper seeds in

1/2 of medium onion

garlic  2 cloves

1/4 cup cilantro

chocolate bar 

two strips of lemon zest

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon chile powder

2 teaspoons course salt

1 teaspoon lemon pepper

vegetable oil

chop all ingredients and place in food processor

blend well adding oil till it creates a nice thick paste

spread paste over both sides of ribs and set in fridge overnight

get smoker going with some pecan wood chunks and cook about three hours

foiled with some honey and butter and another coat of the chocolate paste

back in for about two hours

remove from foil and back on the smoker with a couple fresh hickory wood chunks for an hour and a half

let em rest and slice em up for your pals

Heres how it went down,,,,,,,,,,,,

taking that silver skin off is easy with a dull knife

everything sliced up ready for the processor

doesnt that look yummy,   dont touch your eyes!

after a night in the fridge

onto the braunfels

hey where's my piece?

into the foil

looking tasty, that camera was a little shaky by this time of day!

let that baby rest for a little bit,  doesn't that crust look nice 

sliced up ready to eat

close up

closer up

thanks for looking 


Smoking Guru
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Dang nab it man that looks good I am glad my wife does not see this or we would be doing this every day,,,,


Master of the Pit
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Joined Sep 28, 2009
I guess you need to go show her then!

expat smoker

Meat Mopper
Joined Dec 30, 2012
Wow, looks great!!  I've always liked chicken mole and never thought about pork............now, my mouth is wet and thinking.  It's amazing that so many people don't know about the wonders of chocolate and meat and when I mention it, they make a funny face, but once they taste it, they want more.  I sometimes add some peanut butter or ground up pumpkin seeds to the rub/paste.

BTW..........what's the rum for???not mentioned in the ingredients.................


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Joined Feb 4, 2009
Just wondered if the spice level was really high after the cook or did it mellow after the smoke process. It really looks great, nice job

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