Smoky Sweet Baby Back Chili

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Amy Cox

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@Liquidsunshine20

This has been a go-to recipe with my leftover baby back ribs for as long as I can remember! The mix of smoky and Hints of sweet from the Vidalia onion and brown sugar barbecue sauce it’s so addicting! We usually pair it with creamed corn cornbread or some garlic Texas toast. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If using baby back ribs in chili is wrong, then we don't want to be right. The meat is juicy and tender. It adds a whole different flavor to the chili than traditional recipes. This is a mild chili that's smoky and a little sweet. If you want to add a little heat, add a bit of cayenne or diced jalapeno peppers to the recipe. We covered our baby back ribs with aluminum foil and cooked them for 3 1/2 hours at 275 degrees. If you like a thinner chili, add an additional cup of water. We can't wait to make this baby back chili again. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/2
    rack of baby back ribs, pre-cooked
  • 1/2 c
    diced onion (preferably vidalia)
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz.
  • 2 can(s)
    mixed beans (chili blend), 15 oz.
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste, 6 oz.
  • 1 pkg
    medium chili seasoning
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 c
    finely diced green and red pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 dash(es)
    liquid smoke flavoring

How to Make Smoky Sweet Baby Back Chili

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large pot, put heat to medium-low or in a Crock Pot on medium.
  2. Pull a part off the bone into small to medium sized shreds and chunks of the baby back ribs. Place in the pot.
  3. Add all of the diced veggies and the can of tomato paste. Then stir it together.
  4. Add the can of diced tomatoes with all of the juices into the pot. Stir.
  5. Add the cans of bean blend (juices included). Then add the water and barbecue sauce. Stir.
  6. Bring to a low boil then lower back down to medium-low. Add the liquid smoke and stir. After 10 minutes cover, and then simmer for approximately 30 minutes so all the flavors can marry. Serve with cornbread, garlic sticks, or Parmesan breadsticks.

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About Smoky Sweet Baby Back Chili

Course/Dish: Ribs
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb Keto
Collections: Comfort Classics Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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