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Fourth of July Recipe: Baby’s Got Chocolate Back Ribs
In this recipe, we quickly tenderized the meat with apple juice and took it to the next level with a bittersweet dark chocolate and some chipotle.
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Ingredients:

3 pounds baby back ribs
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cloves garlic
½ cup apple juice

Chipotle Chocolate Sauce Ingredients
1 tablespoon of butter
1/2 teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder
½ cup Half and half
4 oz bittersweet chocolate baking bar (60% cacao or more)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 1:

Heat cast iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Mix paprika, cumin, salt and pepper and rub on all sides of baby back ribs.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 2: 

Heat cast iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Mix paprika, cumin, salt and pepper and rub on all sides of baby back ribs.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 3:

Brown both sides until crispy.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 4:

Place each section in an oversized piece of heavy duty aluminum foil.  Place sliced garlic over ribs and divide apple juice and pour over.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 5:

Create an airtight seal and place in a preheated grill for 1.5 hours.  You will need a grill with at least two burners as ribs should only be placed on the side that is not lit.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 6:

Remove from foil and place directly on the grill.  Brush with chocolate chipotle sauce.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes.  Turn over and repeat, then EAT!

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Chipotle Chocolate Sauce Step 1:

To make the sauce, sauté butter over low heat, add cumin and half and half.  Continuously stir until hot but boiled over.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Chipotle Chocolate Sauce Step 2:

Add chocolate pieces and continue to stir until smooth.  Then mix in apple cider vinegar.   Set aside until ready to brush over ribs.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

Fourth of July Recipe: Baby’s Got Chocolate Back Ribs

In this recipe, we quickly tenderized the meat with apple juice and took it to the next level with a bittersweet dark chocolate and some chipotle.

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