Caitlin Loftus of Salem created this first place winning recipe for the Oregon State Fair. Serve with potato salad and steamed corn.


  • 1 pork back ribs (rack, cut into 3 pieces, 2 1/2 to 3 pounds)
  • 8 ounces chipotle sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  1. 1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Place pork ribs in baking dish
  3. 2. Stir together 1/2 cup sauce, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Pour chipotle sauce mixture over ribs in baking dish; toss until coated
  4. 3. Place ribs, in a single layer, on a large piece of heavy-duty foil. Bring up long sides of foil; seal close with double fold. Seal close remaining short sides of foil with double fold to form a foil packet
  5. 4. Place foil packet, seam side up, in jelly-roll pan or on baking sheet in oven
  6. 5. Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until meat is very tender. Remove from oven. Heat oven broiler. If juices have leaked onto jelly-roll pan or baking sheet, wipe dry with paper towels
  7. 6. Open foil packet. Generously brush ribs with some remaining chipotle sauce
  8. 7. Broil 4 inches from heat for 3 minutes. Turn ribs over; generously brush with additional chipotle sauce
  9. 8. Continue broiling for 3 minutes more.
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