BBQ Rib Chili Bread Bowls

BBQ Rib Chili Bread Bowls
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
60 mins


Create and enjoy less time in the kitchen and more time with your family and friends with CURLY’S BBQ that was cooked for hours, but is ready in minutes for you!


1 (24 ounce) package Curly’s BBQ Baby Back Ribs, with sauce reserved
2 tablespoons oil
½ yellow onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups beef broth
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
6 ounces tomato paste
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
Salt and pepper
4 sourdough mini boules (or other 4 ½ inch hard rolls)
Sour cream, cheddar cheese, jalapenos and onions for garnish

How to Make

  1. Remove the meat from the rib bones and dice into bite sized pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat, add onions, jalapenos and garlic. COok just until softened and fragrant about 1 minute.
  3. Add in ribs and reserved BBQ sauce from package. Cook 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in beef broth, scrape any bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Mix in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato paste, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until thickened 30 - 45 minutes.
  6. Cut ¼ inch off the top of the bread loaves. Hollow out the inside being careful not to go all the way though. Place bowls under the broiler for 1 - 2 minutes or until toasted.
  7. Ladle chili into bowls. Top with cheddar cheese, sour cream, onions and jalapenos. Serve immediately.