Chipotle Apple Butter Grilled Ribs Recipe

Chipotle Apple Butter Grilled Ribs Recipe: An easy grilled rib recipe, topped with a sauce that will flirt with your taste buds!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ribs marinade, ribs recipe for the grill, ribs rub recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time 13 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings (if ribs are about 2 lbs)
Calories 460kcal
Author Jessica Burgess


  • 1 2-lb package Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs


  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons table salt


  • 1 Cup apple butter
  • 4 Tablespoons chipotle sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar


  • Light charcoal grill. (Its ready for the ribs when the charcoal turns to an ash color.)
  • Rinse the ribs in water and patting dry with a paper towel.
  • Remove the membrane, which is on the bottom of the ribs.
  • Coat ribs with rub, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Place ribs on the grill over indirect heat. (Do not place directly over coals.)
  • Grill on each side for about 30 minutes, on each side.
  • Place ribs on a sheet of aluminum foil, and sauce both sides with the chipotle apple butter sauce. Wrap the ribs in the foil, cooking an additional 30 minutes to an hour for more tenderness.
  • Make sure ribs reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  • Let rest for 3 minutes before serving. Serve with any remaining Chipotle Apple Butter Sauce.


Serving: 1serving (about 2 ounces of meat) | Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2.4mg