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Baby Back Ribs with Honey, Chipotle & Mango Glaze

Baby Back Ribs with Honey Mango Glaze. With Eucalyptus Honey this is a sticky and sweet treat with the perfect balance of sweetness and smoky.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Keyword: Baby Back Ribs, Eucalyptus Honey
Servings: 8 Serves


  • Deep Casserole Dish with Lid
  • Alternatively use a BBQ with a Lid
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Saucepan
  • Baking Tray


Rib Preparation

  • 1 cup Honey Bella Bees Eucalyptus Honey is best with this recipe for a full flavour. Or if you prefer a lighter sweet taste use any other honey from the Bella Bees range is fine.
  • 2 slabs Baby Back Ribs Baby Back Ribs will have at least 8 to 12 ribs in a slab so about 700g to 1⅓ kg for each slab
  • 1 jar La Costena Mexican Style Chipotle In Adobo Sauce
  • 4 Ripe Mangos Cubed or sliced
  • 1 tsp Black crushed Pepper Use white pepper if up prefer. Add more or less to taste.
  • 1 tsp Salt Kosher or Sea Salt is best. Add more or less to taste.
  • 1 tsp Cornflour Optional - only required if you wish to have a thicker sauce.


Cooking the Ribs

  • Remove ribs from packaging, rinse and pat dry. Remove any membrane from backside of ribs. Place in shallow tray or plate, sprinkle salt and pepper evenly and set aside. Keep chilled.
  • In a small sauce pan, add chipotle and mango. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until cooked down and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • If using an Oven set the set temperature to 120°c or if you are using a BBQ let the coals burn off until they are glowing.
  • Wrap the ribs, ⅔ of the sauce mixture and ½ the honey into an aluminium foil package , sealing tightly and place the packs onto a baking tray or onto the BBQ. Close the lid and place into the over or into the BBQ for about 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, carefully flip the ribs package and let cook for another 2 hours.
  • After 4 hours remove from the oven or BBQ and carefully open the aluminium foil pack. Be careful of steam when opening. Place the Ribs and any excess liquid into a deep tray and brush the remaining sauce mix onto the ribs. You can add a tsp of corn flour to thicken the sauce if you wish if there is excess liquid.
  • Let the ribs cook another 30 minutes or until slightly coloured on top.
  • Once the ribs are cooked drizzle the remaining honey over the ribs and mix with the sauce. Be careful not to let the sauce go above 40°c once the honey is added.
  • Remove, garnish and serve - best with Rice or Baked potatoes.


You can thicken the sauce with a some corn flour - aprx 1 tsp if desired when taking the ribs out of the foil pack.