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Honey Chipotle BBQ Choate Family Farms Lamb Ribs

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Servings: 4



    Lamb Ribs

    • 2 Choate Family Farms Lamb Ribs
    • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
    • 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
    • 1-1/2 tablespoons sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon chipotle powder
    • 2 teaspoons cumin

    Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

    • 1/4 cup ketchup
    • 1/4 cup chipotles in adobo sauce pureed
    • 2 tablespoons raw honey
    • 1-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 3 garlic cloves pressed
    • 1/2 lime juiced
    • Salt and pepper to taste



    • Using a knife, slice a crisscross pattern over the top fat of the ribs to help render during smoking. Lather ribs in yellow mustard; season thoroughly with black pepper, garlic powder, sea salt, chipotle powder and cumin.
    • Using a grill or smoker, start a fire with natural wood charcoal for an indirect cook. Set the grill/smoker for a consistent 225°F. Place ribs on grill; cook about 2 hours.
    • About 30 minutes before the ribs are ready, pour Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce (recipe below) over top of ribs; lather. Increase heat for the last 30 minutes to 300°F to 350°F to caramelize the ribs. Once internal temperature of ribs reaches 205°F, pull them off grill; let rest 8 to 10 minutes.
    • For the Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce: In a pan over a fire or stovetop, add ketchup, chipotles, honey, brown sugar, cloves, lime juice, salt and pepper; bring to a low boil. Cook 5 to 8 minutes to fully immerse.


    USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters
    Ground Lamb
    Internal temperature of 160°F
    All Other Cuts
    Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

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