These Blueberry Chipotle Smoked BBQ Ribs are the most flavorful ribs you will eat all summer! Perfect for Food Truck Friday with a sweet spicy kick of flavor for these boneless beef ribs.
I don’t make ribs often enough! They are my son’s favorite meal, for one thing, which means I should be cooking them up much more often! Not to mention how easy they really are. Even the toughest cuts like back ribs come out super tender in the slow cooker or from the smoker. And the flavor options? Practically endless. That’s why these Blueberry Chipotle Smoked BBQ Ribs will go on the menu again and again!
This is just a spin off the meatballs I made a long while back (that actually all started with the best hamburgers ever-I need to share that one with you too!). With a few basic ingredients and flavor combos you can make so many different meals! Just find some of your favorites! I’m totally hooked on the whole fruit and BBQ thing right now. Sweet + spicy = the best flavor combo ever!
I’m know I’m going to make these again but next time I might try short ribs. These were so delicious! The first time I made them I used back ribs but they have so little meat that it was a lot of work to eat and we just kept wanting more! Using boneless ribs was the perfect option!
We may just have to declare this the summer of ribs at our house. Try out every crazy flavor combo we can think of. And the best part? I can make enough for the whole family at home for probably less than what I’d pay for just my son’s plate at our favorite restaurant. The perfect, cook all day, summer meal!
Blueberry Chipotle Smoked BBQ Ribs
- 2 pounds boneless beef ribs
- 1 teaspoon all purpose BBQ seasoning blend
- 1 cup BBQ sauce ((homemade or bottled))
- 1/2 cup blueberry preserves ((no sugar added))
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers
Slow Cooker Method:
- Season ribs with bbq rub and place in slow cooker
- Whisk together BBQ sauce, blueberry preserves and adobo sauce
- Pour half of sauce over ribs in slow cooker
- Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours
- Drizzle or toss with additional sauce and serve
Slow Smoker Method:
- Preheat smoker to 225 degrees according to manufacturer instructions
- Season ribs with BBQ rub and place on grill
- Whisk together BBQ sauce, blueberry preserves and adobo sauce and store in fridge until ready to use
- Once ribs get to about 160 degrees internally (2-3 hours) wrap in foil and brush with BBQ sauce mixture
- Continue cooking until ribs reach internal temp of 200 degrees for most tender ribs
- Let rest 10-15 minutes before serving, brush with additional sauce as desired
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