Since BBQ season is sort of coming to a close, I thought I’d post a rib recipe Mr. Foodie and I made recently after we found ourselves with a refrigerator full of blackberries. (Oh, the sales!) I actually got this recipe out of a local grocery store handout and was quite enticed by the picture and the word ‘glaze’. This came out good, with a balance of sweet and smokey flavors. Mr. Foodie liked it a bit better than I did, I thought there was a little bit too much tang but I suppose this would also depend on the berries used so this recipe could vary batch to batch. It was different and a nice alternative to our regular rub with BBQ sauce. Enjoy these last few weeks of summer and get out there and grill!
BLACKBERRY CHIPOTLE GLAZED PORK RIBS
3 Racks of Baby Back Pork Ribs
For Spice Rub:
1/4 Cup Paprika
2 TBS Sugar
1 1/2 TBS Chili Powder
1 1/2 TBS Salt
1 TBS Ground Black Pepper
1 TBS Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
For The Glaze:
1 TBS Olive Oil
1 Cup Diced Onion
3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 TBS Chipotle Chilis in Adobo, seeds removed and chopped
3 6 oz. Packages of Blackberries
1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1. Mix all spice rub ingredients in small bowl and rub mixture onto each side of rib racks.
2. Cover ribs with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
3. In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, cook the onion until soft, about 4 minutes.
4. Add the garlic, saute for 1 minute and then add the chipotle chilies and stir constantly for 1 minute.
5. Add blackberries, balsamic vinegar, sugar and salt and then stir until well blended.
6. Bring blackberry mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.
7. Reduce heat to low and simmer until reduced to 1 1/2 Cups, about 35 minutes.
8. Remove from heat and place in blender and puree for about 2 minutes, until smooth.
9. Strain to remove seeds.
10. Grill Ribs about 20 minutes over indirect heat.
11. Brush the glaze on both sides of each rib rack and turn to baste about every ten minutes.
12. Repeat the basting process 2-3 times, until the ribs are cooked through.
13. When meat pulls away from the bone, ribs are done.
14. Take ribs off the grill and let rest about 1o minutes, covered in foil before serving.