Chef Neals's Baby Back Ribs with Orange Chipotle Glaze

Doreen Fish


I have no idea who Chef Neal is but Emeril Lagasse gave him credit for this recipe in a cookbook I have of his.
I was floored the first time I read that he wrapped the meat in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil but it really works!!The sauce makes a lot but keeps in the fridge. I do these in the oven and also on the bbq.
Just wanted to share with you all!!

I have been making this rib recipe for about 5 or 6 years and everyone loves it!!!!!

*Not my pic....coped from Brabant Ltd


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4 - 6


  • 2 c
    or 3 cups of wood chips, any kind
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    chinese five
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 6
    slabs baby back ribs

  • 1 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 8 c
    sugar....yes 8!!!
  • 2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 can(s)
    7 oz chipotle peppers in adobo finely chopped or pureed

How to Make Chef Neals's Baby Back Ribs with Orange Chipotle Glaze


  1. Soak wood chips in water for at least 30 mins. drain well.
    Preheat a smoker if you have one to 200 degrees....I don't so I use my bbq. I do these inside in my oven in the Winter.
    Combine the salt and the spices. Rub about 2 tsps in each slab of ribs on both sides.
    Smoke for 20 mins. I skip this step as I don't have smoker. I wrap the ribs in the plastic and foil and cook over a low heat on bbg or in oven at 350.The ribs must be warpeed tightly in the plastic.
    Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Remove and let cool about 20 mins still wrapped. B
    Before serving coat the ribs with the glaze and pass glaze around at table.
    If I bbq these I brush the glaze on and put them back on the bbq till glaze starts to brown.
  2. Orange Chipotle Glaze

    Bring orange juice to a boil and boiluntil reduced to about 1/4 cup and is thick.
    Add sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and chilies. Boil stirring oftenuntil sugar has dissolved and sauce has reduced to 4 cups and coats a spoon...20 - 30 mins.
    Glaze keeps in fridge for at least 3 - 4 days.

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About Chef Neals's Baby Back Ribs with Orange Chipotle Glaze

Course/Dish: Gravies Pork Ribs
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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