Coffee BBQ Marinade for Baby Back Ribs

Coffee adds wonderful complex notes to this BBQ marinade.


Coffee BBQ Marinade: Mix together oil, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, ketchup, coffee, salt, pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder, smoked paprika, oregano, cayenne, allspice and cinnamon.

BBQ Ribs: Fill FoodSaver® Containers with the marinade and ribs; turn the valve to the marinate setting, connect the FoodSaver® Handheld Sealer and press the Marinate Button. Allow the sealer to run a 12-minute cycle to infuse ribs with marinade.

Preheat oven to 150┬║C. Wrap marinated ribs in heavy-duty foil to enclose completely. Place on baking sheet; bake for about 2 hours or until ribs are tender.

Preheat grill to medium heat; grease grates well. Grill ribs, turning and basting with barbecue sauce, for about 10 minutes or until heated through, charred and glazed with sauce.

Cut into 3-bone portions; arrange on serving platter. Serve with additional barbecue sauce, if desired.


This marinade is awesome for ribs, but it works equally well with pork shoulder, beef brisket, steaks and chicken. If slow cooking big cuts of meat, add 1 to 2 cups liquid, such as water, broth or beer. After marinating, grill, roast or slow cook, depending on the cut of the meat that is used.

Instant coffee can be swapped for the ground coffee or espresso.

Nutrition Facts:

Per 1/6 recipe

Calories 400
Total Fat 27g
Saturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 680mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 26g
Vitamin D 1.4mcg
Calcium 70mg
Iron 1.5mg
Potassium 370mg