The Chew: Cinco De Mayo Honey-Chipotle Ribs Recipe & Crazy Street Corn


The Chew: Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Pati Jinich came on the show today to show us how to make a Honey-Chipotle Ribs recipe her own mother created. Dubbing it something of a “witch’s brew” because you just kind of dump everything in there, this unique recipe is something just about anyone can make.

The Chew: Pati Jinich’s Honey-Chipotle Ribs and Crazy Street Corn Recipe Ingredients

The Chew: Cinco De Mayo Honey-Chipotle Ribs Recipe & Crazy Street Corn

Chef Pati Jinich showed us some Cinco De Mayo recipes of her mother’s – the tangy honey-chipotle ribs recipe and the wild Crazy Street Corn.

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 10 Garlic cloves (minced or pressed)
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2/3 cup Honey
  • 3 canned Chipotle Chiles in Adobe Sauce (seeded and minced)
  • 1/4 cup Adobe Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Maggi Sauce or Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dried Oregano (preferably Mexican)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 3 pounds Baby Back Ribs or Spareribs

Crazy Street Corn Ingredients

  • softened Unsalted Butter
  • 6 ears of Corn (husked and rinsed)
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup thoroughly crumbled Queso Fresco; Cotija; Farmer cheese or Mild Feta
  • Kosher or coarse Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil (if grilling)
  • Dried Ground Chile (such as piquin or a Mexican mix such as Tajin)
  • 3 Limes (halved)

The Chew Honey-Chipotle Ribs Recipe and Crazy Street Corn Directions

Honey-Chiptole Ribs Recipe Directions

  1. (Medium Bowl) Mix Well – ketchup, honey, chipotle chiles, adobe sauce, garlic, olive oil, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire, Maggi sauce, oregano, and pepper.
  2. Take a large roasting pan and line it with either aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  3. Pour some sauce into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Place ribs in pan.
  5. Pour remaining sauce over ribs.
  6. Cover ribs tightly with aluminum foil.
  7. Let marinate for 30 minutes to 24 hours.
  8. If marinating for more than 30 minutes, refrigerate the ribs.
  9. Once marinating is complete, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  10. Cover the ribs and roast for 1.5 hours.
  11. Remove pan from oven and carefully peel back foil, being careful not to be burned.
  12. Spoon thickened sauce from bottom of pan over top of ribs.
  13. Let ribs roast, uncovered, for thirty minutes, or until they are browned and sticky.
  14. Slice ribs into two to three bone pieces are serve.

Crazy Street Corn Recipe Directions

  1. To grill corn, prepare a fire in an outdoor grill or a grill pan over medium heat. 
  2. Lightly brush corn with oil.
  3. Place the corn on the grill.
  4. Turn corn every three minutes until tender and slightly charred, which should take 9 to 12 minutes.
  5. Alternate method – Cook corn in pot of boiling water until tender, which should take 4 to 8 minutes, depending on freshness of corn.
  6. Remove corn from the heat or drain it.
  7. Pile the corn on a platter, along with holders and skewers.
  8. Serve with garnishes to allow for individualization.
  9. Traditional Method – Spread on layer of butter, then mayonnaise. Next, cover the corn with crumbled cheese, either by sprinkling it on or rolling it on a plate. Finish by adding salt and ground chile and squeezing on a little lime juice.


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