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Baby Back Ribs with Community Coffee BBQ Sauce

Baby Back Ribs with Community Coffee BBQ Sauce

These ribs are first baked and then slathered in a Community Coffee BBQ Sauce that has strong coffee notes with an underlying heat from chipotle peppers. If you can't find Community Coffee, any good dark roast will do. This recipe was developed at E2 Emeril's Eatery in Charlotte, NC.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 - 2 1/4 pound slabs baby back ribs
  • 3 tablespoons Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups finely diced yellow onions
  • 2 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 cups brewed Community Coffee
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 chipotles in adobo
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons red chili flakes

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

    Season the ribs with 2 tablespoons of creole seasoning. Wrap the ribs in parchment paper and then in aluminum foil and place on a rack on a sheet pan. Roast the ribs until tender about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Set the ribs aside to cool.

    In a large sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Once hot and bubbling add the onion, jalapenos and garlic and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.

    Add the coffee to the pan and cook until the liquid has reduced by half.

    Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Continue to cook for another 30 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat and set aside.

  • Preheat the grill on high heat.

    Generously brush the ribs with the barbecue sauce and transfer the ribs to the grill. Cook the ribs for 3 minutes per side. Transfer the ribs from the grill to a platter and serve with the sauce.