Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Coffee inspired barbecue rib rub.
For the rub
- 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried chipotle powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 12 ounces dark beer
For the BBQ sauce
- 14 -18 ounces prepared hickory barbecue sauce
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons golden brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon finely ground dark roast coffee (or espresso)
- For the rub:.
- Whisk rub ingredients together in small bowl.
- Rub spice mixture all over ribs.
- Gently boil beer in medium saucepan until reduced to about 1 cup.
- Place ribs in roasting pan or thick foil for grill. Pour beer around ribs. Cover ribs with foil and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400F or preheat gas grill to approximately 350-400°F
- Once heated, roast ribs for about 1.5 hours. If using outdoor gas grill try adding some alder or cherry wood chips (if not for anything other than a neighbor jealousy-inducing aroma).
- For the BBQ sauce:.
- Combine ingredients in medium saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Brush ribs with sauce. Grill ribs over medium heat, about 5 minutes per side. Save some sauce for slathering and dipping.
- Serve with polenta.
SOOOOOO GOOD!!! i made this a few weeks back and Im already getting requests to make again. The only thing i would do differently is tune down the red pepper if you dont like your ribs too spicy. otherwise the spices are right on.
I ended up using Guinness for the beer, and Medaglia D'Oro for the coffee part. wasnt sure how that combo was going to turn out, but they worked really well.
Thanks for sharing!!
Excellent mixture of spices.The beer, I think helps tenderize the ribs. I used a BBQ sauce that had a strong hickory flavor - . I did cook them a little differently. I was doing them totally in the oven.. I was worreded about the 400 degree so baked them at 325F for 1 1/2 hours, opened them up and drained off the bit of beer that was left, added the BBQ sauce, sealed up the foil again and baked for a further 1/2 hour, Then I opened up the foil and let them finish for apprx 20 minutes. The coffee I used was Mexican Instant NesCafe - very strong flavor and it was wonderfull - gave a lovely mellow, bit of mystereous flavor. Thanks Wildcatter for sharing the recipe