Spicy Baby Back Ribs
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1/4 cup ground Ancho chiles or chile powder
- 1/4 cup cumin
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 4 1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs
- Honey Glaze
- 1/4 cup chopped garlic (about 15 cloves)
- 3 large jalapeno chiles, stemmed, seeded if desired
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 3 tablespoons Tabasco
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup honey
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the ribs in a single layer in a baking pan and pour in water to a depth of about 1/4-inch. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes. Cover with foil and return to the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the honey glaze by combining the garlic, jalapenos, cumin, Tabasco, lime juice and salt in a food processor or blender and puree. Pour into a small saucepan and stir in the honey. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and being careful not to burn, 20 minutes.
Turn the oven heat up to 450 degrees or heat the grill.
If finishing the ribs in the oven, brush generously with the honey glaze and bake another 10 minutes per side, basting with the honey glaze every 5 minutes. To grill, generously glaze the ribs and grill 5 minutes per side, frequently brushing with additional glaze. Cut the ribs apart and serve hot.
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