Heat oven to 450°.
In a small bowl, combine smoked paprika, salt, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne. Brush ribs with oil and season with smoked paprika mixture.
Place ribs in a large roasting dish and add 1/2 cup water. Cover very tightly with aluminum foil. Bake at 450° for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300° and bake an additional 60 minutes.
Heat broiler. Set rack 6 inches from heat source. Brush ribs generously with some of the rib sauce. Broil 4 to 5 minutes per side, turning once.
Serve with remaining rib sauce on the side.
In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add tomato paste, broth, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, chipotle and adobo sauce. Whisk until smooth.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sauce will reduce to about 1 1/2 cups.