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Chipotle Barbecued Ribs Alla Gran Gala

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  • 3 racks (about 3 pounds) baby back ribs
  • 1 white onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Imported Gran Gala® Triple Orange Liqueur
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • Chipotle liquid, plus 1 to 2 chopped chiles from 1 can (7 ounces) chiles in adobo*
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Orange slices and cilantro sprigs optional garnish


Place racks of ribs in a roasting pan or pot, large enough to hold them. Add onion, garlic, salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer gently for about 1 hour until ribs are tender when pierced with a knife. Drain ribs well and set aside.

In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine Imported Gran Gala, ketchup, chipotle liquid and chopped chiles. Stir in lime juice.

Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for grilling. Brush ribs on both sides with the sauce and grill over a medium-hot fire for about 15 minutes. Turn and brush generously with sauce 2 to 3 times during grilling. Serve garnished with orange slices and cilantro.

* Available in the International food section of most supermarkets.

Serving Size: Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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