Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs and Race Day Party Tips

by Alli

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Are you a big fan of car racing? If so, you’re going to love these party tips and my Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs! Whether you’re tailgating or watching one of the races on TV, be sure and look out for the #10 Smithfield car at the upcoming races!

Plated Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs

Grilling is our favorite way to cook during the summer months. Special occasions are great, but you don’t need one to enjoy Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs. Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs are perfect any night on the grill! Whether you’re looking forward to a great weeknight meal or getting together to barbecue with family and friends, ribs are easy to make and are so delicious.

Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs - Ready to Serve

Grilled ribs often get a bad rap because everyone thinks they are difficult to grill. I’m going to show you how easy ribs are to grill. Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs are my secret weapon and they are conveniently available at my local Walmart.

Where to buy Smithfield Pork for Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs

Championship Pitmasters use Smithfield Fresh Pork in their competitions and on their backyard grill. They know when the quality of the meat matters most. I love that Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs are hand-trimmed, extra-tender, juicy and have no added hormones or steroids.

Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs

To get the grill heated up, arrange 30-40 charcoal briquettes in a pyramid. Light the briquettes with a long match or a grill lighter.

Helpful Hint: I always use charcoal that doesn’t require lighter fluid.

Light Charcoal - Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs

Spread the briquettes out once they are mostly covered with a gray ash.

Ash - Peach-Chipotle-Grilled-Ribs

Place the rack of ribs bone side down, close the grill cover and grill for one hour. Turn ribs and grill for another hour. Ten minutes before removing the ribs from the grill, brush with 1/2 cup of the peach chipotle sauce. Serve the remaining sauce alongside the ribs.

Add sauce to Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs

Helpful Hint: Ribs are done at 180-190° F when checked with an instant-read thermometer.

See how easy it is!

To make the peach chipotle sauce, place peeled and sliced peaches into a blender. Cover and process until smooth.

Blend peaches to make peach chipotle grilled ribs

In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onions and cook, stirring, until translucent.

Add the brown sugar, chipotle peppers, vinegar, and pureed peaches. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.

How to Make Sauce - Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs

You’ll definitely want to make my Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs this summer. The fresh peaches combined with the touch of spice from the chipotle peppers create an incredibly delicious sauce.

Plated Ribs - Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs

Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs

Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs - Ready to Serve


  • Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs

Dry Rub

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Peach Chipotle Sauce

  • 4 medium peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  1. Mix the dry rub ingredients together and rub on each side of the ribs 30 minutes before grilling.
  2. Place peach slices in a blender. Cover and process until smooth.
  3. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until translucent. Add chipotle peppers, brown sugar, vinegar and pureed peaches. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
  4. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.

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Race Day Party Tips

If you’re a racing fan, I’m sure you have the dates of the upcoming races circled in red on your calendar. Just in case you don’t, here you go:

  • June 10, Michigan Speedway FireKeppers Casino 400
  • June 24, Sonoma Raceway Toyota/Save Mart 350
  • July 1, Chicagoland Speedway Overton’s 400
  • July 7, Daytona Coke Zero Sugar 400

When I’m planning a racing party, I always go with a red table cover and decorate with black and white, including lots of checkered flags.

For easy appetizers, I skewer cubes of cheese and cherry tomatoes with a checkered flag topped toothpick.

Apps to go with Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs

Encourage guests to wear the colors of their favorite driver.

If you have kids at the party, play games such as pin the tire on the race car.

Keep your party simple, keep it fun and be sure to serve my Peach Chipotle Grilled Ribs as the main event. You’ve got this!

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