Orange Adobo Pork Ribs

These sweet-and-spicy ribs with chipotle and fresh orange are tender and sticky and just right.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4
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Ingredients

1 rack pork spareribs, cut in half (about 3 1/2 pounds)

2 tablespoons chipotle in adobo

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon honey

3 cloves garlic

Juice of 3 oranges

1 medium onion, chopped

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon lime juice

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place the ribs in a roasting pan. Put the chipotle, soy, honey, garlic, orange juice and zest and onion in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over the ribs. Add the bay leaves and enough water to almost cover the ribs (about 3/4 cup). Cover with foil and bake until the meat is fork tender and very soft, about 2 1/2 hours.
  3. Remove the pork from the pan and pour the liquid into a saucepan to reduce until it is a glaze-like consistency, about 10 minutes. Add the lime juice and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat the broiler. Arrange the ribs in a single layer on a baking sheet or broiler pan and brush with the glaze. Broil until sticky and charred, about 6 minutes.