Slow Smoked Raspberry Chipotle Ribs
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Serves: serves 4 half racks
The best, most tender rack of ribs you will ever eat! These Raspberry Chipotle Ribs are sweetly spiced and are SO easy. You just need the ribs, the rub, and the smoke for all that flavor.
  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • ¼ cup Raspberry Chipotle Rub
  • 1 bag of wood chips for smoking (I used Hickory - see note)
  • foil (heavy duty foil if you have it)
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce
  1. Rub both sides of the racks of ribs with the Raspberry Chipotle Rub. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to cook.
  2. Follow package instructions for how to soak your wood chips. Heat one side of your grill to between 225 and 250. If you are using a charcoal grill you can either heat the charcoal in your side smoker box OR heat it on one side of the grill.
  3. Once the grill is hot, drain about ⅓ of the wood chips and place them on 2 layers of foil. Crumple the edges to make a sort of pouch that is open at the top (if you are using a side smoker box you can skip this step and just put the wood chips right on the charcoal). Place the pouch directly over the heat, close the lid, and let the temperature come back up to 225F or 250F.
  4. Put your rubbed ribs on the opposite side of the cooking surface from the wood chips BONE SIDE DOWN. You don't want them over the heat.
  5. Let them cook for at least 4 hours. You want to periodically check the temperature of the grill, and add more wood chips when those have burned down. But besides that, just keep the lid closed and let the grill work.
  6. For pork ribs you are looking for an internal temperature of at least 160F. We let ours reach about 180F and they were actually falling off the bone. 5 minutes before we took them off the grill I brushed them all over with my favorite BBQ sauce and closed the lid one more time.
  7. Let them rest for a few minutes on the plate before cutting.
1. You can find wood chips for smoking almost anywhere that sells BBQ supplies. Kingsford and Cowboy are 2 brands that are readily available at my local grocery store and home improvement center.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at