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Pork Ribs with Coffee Molasses BBQ Sauce | Saporito Kitchen

Pork Ribs with Coffee Molasses BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Amanda
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 65 minutes
  • Total Time: 85 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


Saint louis style pork ribs are dry rubbed and grilled till tender and then smothered with a rich, delicious homemade coffee molasses BBQ sauce. 




  • 2 racks saint louis pork ribs (approximately 2 1/2 - 3 lbs each)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 28-ounce can tomato puree
  • 1 cup strongly brewed coffee
  • 2/3 cup dark molasses
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper



  1. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, ground mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Stir together till spices are well combined.
  2. Divide rub evenly between each rack of ribs and rub thoroughly into all parts of the meat. Let rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. 
  4. Grill ribs over direct heat for 3-5 minutes each side till seared and browned. 
  5. Wrap each rack of ribs in foil and move to indirect heat on the grill. Continue to cook the ribs for about 45 minutes until tender. 
  6. Remove ribs from foil and cover each side in BBQ sauce. Grill over direct heat for 5 minutes each side. 
  7. Let ribs rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with leftover BBQ sauce. 

BBQ Sauce

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepot over medium-high heat. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  2. Once mixture begins to boil, bring down the heat to medium-low and simmer the sauce for 45 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. 
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 734

Keywords: bbq, bbq sauce, coffee, grill, molasses, pork, ribs, summer

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