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Chipotle and cherry BBQ ribs

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I can’t believe summer is almost over, but bbq season runs year round in my household. I asked my kids the other night what they wanted me to make on the grill. The response was an enthusiastic “RIBS!” One of the things I tell people when making ribs is go low and slow. It’s not a complicated thing.  It just takes patience.  I didn’t want to make a traditional bbq sauce. I wanted a sweet, smoky, spicy flavor.  And what better combo than chipotle and cherries? It turned out with the perfect balance of sweet to spice so that anyone can enjoy. It was a match made in heaven. 

 BBQ sauce Ingredients: 
1 cup ketchup 
1/2 cup light brown sugar  
1/4 cup molasses 
1 tablespoon liquid smoke 
2 tablespoons garlic powder 
2 tablespoons onion powder 
1 teaspoon ground mustard powder 
1 puréed chipotle in adobo sauce 
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
1 cup cherry preserve 
 
Rib ingredients: 
1 rib rack 
Salt and pepper, to taste 
1/4 cup olive oil, brush on rib 
 
BBQ sauce Preparation: 
 
In a medium sauce pan on medium heat add all of the above ingredients. Whisking occasionally. Bring to a simmer and lower heat for about 15 to 20 minutes. Until thick. 
 
Rib preparation: 
Heat a charcoal grill to medium heat. Add coals to just one side of the grill and light. Wait about 10 minutes. 
 
Next brush on olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Place on the side of the grill where there is no charcoal. Place the lid on top. After 1 hour begin to brush on the bbq sauce every 25 minutes until you have cooked the ribs for 2 hours. In the last 25 minutes flip the ribs once. Remove and place them in foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Final step… enjoy with a nice cold beverage. 

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Check out the other great dishes from this week’s Food Network Blog #SummerSoiree below:

Creative Culinary: Limoncello and Herb Barbecue Chicken Thighs
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Pan Grilled Kabab
The Heritage Cook: Cheesy Grilled Steak Sandwiches (Gluten-Free option)
Homemade Delish: Chipotle and Cherry BBQ Ribs
Virtually Homemade: Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings and Summer Slaw
Healthy Eats: Add Flavor, Not Fat: 5 Tips for Better Barbecue
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Favorite BBQ Recipes Roundup
Taste with the Eyes: Korean BBQ Chicken, Lettuce Cups, White Seaweed Salad
Domesticate Me: Quinoa Broccoli Slaw
The Lemon Bowl: 20 Healthy BBQ Recipes
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Seriously Delicious Ribs
FN Dish: Chefs’ Top BBQ Dishes to Make Before Summer’s End

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