Fire up the smoker, grill and get outside for a day of good eating with smoky chipotle Smoked Baby Back Ribs.
Happy Father’s Day!
Just like Mother’s day, I’m celebrating my Dad virtually today! Since I can’t be there to cook him a dinner, I thought I’d make the grill master of the family some fall of the bone baby back ribs.
I have to say, I was torn on whether to make him ribs or an ice cream sundae for my special Father’s Day post. Mom’s a nurse, and would have to sometimes work the night shift. Instead of leaving dad home alone, we’d go out the movies and then stop off at Friendly’s after for an ice cream sundae. I have fond memories of our nights out, plus it gave us an opportunity to see the movies mom didn’t want to!
I do have a confession to make though, these ribs were made completely indoors. Thanks to my stovetop smoker, plus some low, slow cooking in the oven these babies are some tender ribs.
Mom did most of the cooking in the family, but when it comes to the grill, that’s completely Dad’s domain. Many years ago, I was lucky enough to have an apartment with a backyard (sadly that was the only nice thing about that place – I digress), and Dad still managed to take over the grill at my housewarming party. I guess he didn’t trust me in front of an open flame!
This barbecue sauce is not for the faint of heart, feel free to adjust the amount of chipotle sauce used depending on how spicy you would like your sauce to be. In regards to the indoor smoker, if you do not have one, just cook the ribs in the oven at 275 degrees for the entire cooking time (3 hours), they should still be plenty tender. Despite using a smoker, the flavor is still faint, so I have included plenty of spices in the rub and sauce to enhance the smokey flavor.