Balsamic Glazed Barbecue Ribs

Sweet & sticky ribs glazed with tangy balsamic vinegar.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3 lb Baby Back Ribs pork
  • 4 tbsp Chipotle Pepper Sauce divided
  • 1 tbsp Chipotle Chili Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 3/4 c Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar



  • Preheat grill to 350F. Combine all dry seasonings (garlic, onion, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper) in a small dish.
  • Place ribs on foil and brush with 2 tablespoons of pepper sauce. Sprinkle both sides of ribs with seasoning mixture.


  • Fold foil to enclose ribs. Place foil pack on grill over indirect heat. Cook with lid closed for 2 hours turning half way through.
  • While ribs are cooking, in a small dish, combine ketchup, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of pepper sauce.
  • After 2 hours of cooking, remove ribs from foil pack and brush with sauce.
  • Return ribs directly to grill grates and grill 3-4 minutes on each side or until sauce has caramelized.
  • Serve as a full rack or cut into individual ribs with any additional sauce.

Pro Tips

  • When removing ribs from grill at 2 hour mark, check to make sure rib meat has pulled back 1/4"-1/2" from rib bone. If the meat hasn't pulled back enough, continue cooking in 15 minute increments until fully done.
  • Pork ribs are preferred for this recipe.
  • If you want to speed your prep time up, use McCormick Grill Mates Chipotle & Roasted Garlic seasoning instead of making your own dry rub.