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This Raspberry Chipotle Sauce is a sugar-free barbecue sauce recipe with a spicy sweet flavor that is perfect for your next batch of Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork Back Ribs! The sauce is brushed on the pork back ribs the last 30 minutes of grilling. Then, the meaty ribs are served up with an extra side of sugar-free barbecue sauce for dipping.

These spicy pork back ribs make a great addition to your summer entertaining. Now that grilling season is falling upon us, I want to share with you just how easy it is to grill a whole rack of ribs. And, share a spicy sugar-free Raspberry Chipotle Sauce made with fresh raspberries that is also keto friendly!

Pork Back Ribs on a plate with a small side of sugar-free Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Be a Hero of the Grill with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

Are you someone who loves to grill? I know when the weather starts to warm up and I can open the lid of that grill, I’m one happy camper! We also are huge fans of pork back ribs, and Smithfield® is my secret weapon in becoming the hero of the grill. Every. Single. Time! All you need is a nice rack of meaty ribs and a sweet and spicy sauce like this sugar-free barbecue Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, and you will be everyone’s grill hero this summer.

I have to give credit to my brother-in-law Scott for teaching me how to become the hero of the grill. Last year I successfully made a delicious Grilled Dry Rub Back Rib with Sugar-Free Barbecue Sauce with Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs. Grumpy and I absolutely love ribs and how juicy and tender they are when they come off the grill.

Raspberry Chipotle Sauce being spooned out of a jar with a white and blue star towel in the background

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How to make Pork Back Ribs with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

Time needed: 3 hours.

Grill succulent Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs with a sugar-free spicy Raspberry Chipotle Sauce and become the hero of the grill!

  1. Pick out your ribs

    When choosing ribs for grilling, we like to choose a brand that is juicy, delicious, and easy to make and impress your guest. That is why my go to is always Smithfield® found right at Walmart in the fresh pork section.Store photo where to find Smithfield Ribs with a finished product photo

  2. Mis en place

    Gather and measure all of your ingredients for your Raspberry Chipotle Sauce.Ingredients measure out for sauce

  3. Add sauce and combine ingredients

    Add sauce to pan and mash raspberries, stirring to combine.Sauce ingredients in the pan to combine and simmer

  4. Simmer

    Simmer sauce on low heat for 10 minutes.Raspberry Chipotle Sauce simmer on stove

  5. Transfer to storage container

    Transfer sauce to storage container and refrigerate until ready to use.Raspberry Chipotle Sauce in storage jar

  6. Prepare your ribs for grilling

    Open your package of ribs. Pat dry with paper towel and sprinkle with salt and pepper.An unopened package of Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs on the counter

  7. Preheat your Grill and cook

    Preheat your grill until its has reached about 450. Turn all burners to medium-low. Place rack of ribs on upper grill rack and grill 1-1/2 hours, turning ribs over periodically.Cooked pork back ribs on the grill before adding sugar-free barbecue sauce

  8. Brush with sugar-free barbecue sauce

    The last 30 minutes of grilling, brush the Raspberry Chipotle Sauce to both sides of your pork back ribs.brushing the sugar-free barbecue sauce on the pork back ribs

  9. Finish grilling pork back ribs for 30 minutes

    Finish grilling pork back ribs for 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches at least 145 (the safe zone for ribs). I usually cook my ribs longer and the meat is still extra tender and juicy!cooked pork back ribs with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce on the grill ready to plate

  10. Remove Ribs from grill

    Remove ribs from grill and plate to serve! You have just become the hero of the grill!Overhead view of cooked pork back ribs with sugar-free Raspberry Chipotle Sauce on the ribs and in a dish on the side

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Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

A spicy sugar-free chipotle barbecue sauce with fresh raspberries that pairs perfectly with pork back ribs!
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chipotle, pork, Pork Back Ribs, Raspberry, Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, Ribs, Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 15kcal


  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar-free tomato sauce
  • 1 chipotle pepper with adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free brown sugar type sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan.
  • Mix and mash raspberries into sauce.
  • Bring to a low boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to use.


2 net carbs per serving


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


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