Maple Chipotle Barbecue Braised Ribs close up shot

Maple Chipotle Barbecue Braised Ribs

Maple Chipotle Barbecue Braised Ribs - fall-apart, tender ribs in a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce that slow cooks right in your oven.
Course Barbecue and Grilling, Dinner, Party Food/ Appetizer
Cuisine American inspired
Keyword ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 4-5 lbs pork ribs
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dry thyme
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dry oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground chipotle powder
  • 2 cups Maple Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Find that recipe here.</span
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder or to taste
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • pinch salt


  1. Combine the ginger, cumin, black pepper, thyme, garlic powder, oregano, salt and chipotle powder.
  2. Rub all over the surface of the ribs. (You can do this step the day before and let the ribs marinate in the spices overnight if you like to really infuse the flavor into the meat.)
  3. Place ribs in a single layer in a large covered roasting pan or on a cookie sheet that you will cover completely with aluminum foil. Cook for about an hour and a half at 300 degrees.
  4. At this stage cut the meat into individual ribs and place in a covered roasting pan. To the pan add all of the remaining ingredients.
  5. Cover and return to the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until they are very tender with the meat falling off the bones.