Slow-Cooker Chipotle Ribs

Total Time:
7 hr 55 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
7 hr 30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 3 - to 4-pound rack pork spare ribs, halved
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup chipotle barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • Fresh cilantro, lime wedges and cornbread, for serving
Directions
  • Season the ribs all over with salt and pepper, then brush with the vegetable oil. Combine the brown sugar, chile powder, cumin and oregano in a small bowl. Sprinkle the spice mixture all over the ribs and rub into the meat. Transfer the ribs to a 6- to 8-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low, 7 1/2 hours.

  • Preheat the broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. Whisk the barbecue sauce with the agave in a bowl. Transfer the ribs to the prepared baking sheet and brush both sides with half of the barbecue sauce mixture. Turn bone-side down and broil until the glaze is bubbling and browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Slice the ribs between the bones and top with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges, cornbread and the remaining barbecue sauce.

  • Photograph by Ryan Dausch


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