Chili's Grill & Bar is a casual dining restaurant which serves American food influenced by Tex-Mex cuisine. This site will offer a collection of copycat recipes from items on the menu past and present.

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Grilled Babyback Ribs



Chili's Bar and Grill offers 3 different flavors when you order their ribs at the restaurant so here are the recipes to each of their bold and savory delicious baby back ribs.  Be sure to make some corn on the cob and french fries to complete your Chili's Copycat meal.


Chili's Original BBQ Sauce 
Copycat Recipe

1½ cups water
1 cup white vinegar
½ cup tomato paste
1 tbsp yellow mustard
2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon hickory flavoring liquid smoke
1½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon paprika


Make the original barbecue sauce by combining all of the ingredients for the sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat When it comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer sauce, stirring often, for 45 to 60 minutes or until sauce is thick.


Chili's Shiner Bock BBQ Sauce
Copycat Recipe

3/4 cup shiner bock beer
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/4 teaspoons onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried chipotle powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 pinch black pepper

To make the Shiner Bock BBQ Sauce:  Heat a sauce pan over medium heat and add all ingredients. Whisk together thoroughly. Allow sauce to simmer covered until slightly reduced, about twenty minutes.


Chili's Memphis Rib Rub
Copycat Recipe

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup chili powder
2 tablespoons Kosher Salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
1 tablespoon seed
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

To Make the Rub: Combine all the ingredients and apply liberally before cooking.



When you're ready to make the ribs, preheat the oven to 300°F. Brush sauce over the entire surface of each rack of ribs. Wrap each rack tightly in aluminum foil and arrange the packets on a baking sheet with the seam of the foil facing up.

Bake for 2 to 2½ hours or until the meat on the ribs has pulled back from the cut ends of the bones by about ½". When the ribs are just about done, preheat your barbecue grill to medium heat.Remove the ribs from the foil (careful not to burn yourself- the liquid inside will be hot!) and grill them on the barbecue for 4 to 8 minutes per side or until the surface of the ribs is beginning to char.

Brush sauce on both sides of the ribs a few minutes before you remove them from the grill. Just be sure not to brush on the sauce too soon or it could burn.Serve the ribs with extra sauce on the side and lots of napkins.

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