Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hours,


* 6 lb beef ribs or your favorite ribs
* Fiery Mango Marinade:
* 1 large fresh ripe mango
* 2 Tbsp chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
* 1/4 cup ketchup
* 1/4 cup tequila
* 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
* 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
* 2 Tbsp honey
* 6 cloves garlic, finely minced
* 1/4 cup finely minced ginger
* 1/4 cup chopped cilantro sprigs


Remove the membrane from the underside of the ribs. Then place the ribs in a rectangular dish or baking pan.

To make the marinade, peel the mango and cut the flesh away from the seed. Combine the mango flesh and chipotle chiles in a food processor fitted with a metal blade and puree. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and combine with the ketchup, tequila, lime juice, oyster sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and cilantro.

Makes 2 cups.

Coat the ribs evenly on both sides with half the marinade. Marinate the ribs refrigerated for at least 15 minutes. For more flavor, marinate for up to 8 hours. Remove the remaining marinade to serve as a sauce for the ribs.

To grill the ribs, if using a gas barbecue, preheat to medium (325 F). If using charcoal or wood, prepare a fire. Occasionally during cooking, baste the ribs with extra marinade, stopping 15 minutes before removing the ribs from the grill.

To serve, cut each side of ribs in half, into 3 sections, or into individual ribs. Transfer to a heated serving platter or 4 heated dinner plates and serve at once accompanied by the reserved sauce.

4 servings