Honey-Habanero Ribs

Honey-Habanero Ribs
One habanero chile pepper provides plenty of kick for these ribs that are generously doused with a spicy-sweet sauce. To reduce grilling time, the country-style pork ribs are first baked in the oven and then finished on the grill to properly glaze the meat.
Makes 6
Prep 20 m
Bake 75 m
Cook 17 m
Grill 10 m



  1. 1 of 5 Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and habanero. Cook, stirring, for 5 to 7, minutes until softened. Pour in a blender; add tomato sauce and vinegar. Blend until smooth.
  2. 2 of 5 Pour mixture back into skillet and stir in honey, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. 3 of 5 Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Sprinkle flour inside a large foil cooking bag. Season ribs with salt and pepper and place in the bag. Fold open edge of bag, following package directions.
  4. 4 of 5 Place bag on baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees F for 75 minutes. Carefully cut open bag and fold back, allowing steam to escape. Drain off accumulated cooking juices and discard bag. Place ribs in a large baking dish and add 3/4 cup of the sauce. Stir to coat ribs with sauce. Let stand while grill is heating.
  5. 5 of 5 Heat gas grill to medium-high or prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals. Lightly coat grill rack with oil or nonstick cooking spray. Grill ribs for 4 to 5 minutes per side, generously basting with sauce, until nicely browned. Serve with additional sauce on the side.
Nutrition Information for Honey-Habanero Ribs
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Per Serving: 548 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 7 g sat. fat, 117 mg chol., 37 g pro., 482 kcal cal., 23 g Fat, total, 31 g carb.