NEW MEXICO

RED CHILI AND HONEY RIBS

New Mexico Red Chili and Honey Ribs

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 rack baby back ribs

 

Rub:

  • 4 New Mexico red chili pods

  • Kosher salt

  • Black pepper

  • Garlic powder

  • Onion powder

 

Honey Chili Sauce:

  • 1oz bourbon whiskey

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 8oz honey

INSTRUCTIONS:

Rub:

  1. Grind at least 4 dried chili pods using a spice grinder (taste and adjust total chili pods for desired heat).

  2. Split powder into 2 bowls, reserving one for later.

  3. Combine half powdered chili with 2 parts kosher salt, 2 parts black pepper, 1 part garlic powder, and 1 part onion powder.

 

Honey Chili Sauce:

  1. Mix remaining chili powder with 8oz of honey, 1 tsp of kosher salt and 1 tsp of black pepper.

  2. Add 1oz of bourbon whiskey.

  3. Stir to combine.

 

Ribs:

  1. Trim ribs and remove silver skin (membrane).

  2. Apply rub to ribs and let rest until salt dissolves.

  3. Place in preheated recteq at 225°F.

  4. After approximately 3 hours, brush a thin coat of honey chili sauce on all sides.

  5. When ribs pass crack test, pull off and brush on another thin layer of sauce.

  6. Tent and let rest.

  7. Brush on any reamaining honey chili sauce before serving if you like it hot, or serve sauce on the side.

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