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There isn’t anything quite better than a summer BBQ with friends and family! Smoked meat off the grill, fresh seasonal veggies, corn on the cob, some watermelon wedges, and of course lots of memories! And today I have the BEST homemade coffee rubbed ribs recipe for you!
We bought a smoker a few years ago and it’s been one of the best purchases we’ve ever made. It’s super easy to use and allows us to be in the back yard with the boys while the meat is cooking low and slow.
One of BTR’s favorite things to make is ribs! They take a little longer, but in the end are always totally worth it! We are always trying new rub recipes and the most recent one was a total winner! It uses fresh ground coffee in it and is such a unique taste, so it goes great with Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce. The full recipe for the rub is below. We started by heading to Walmart to grab all of our ingredients, including Stubb’s BBQ Sauce and French’s Mustard. There are a lot of different flavors of Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce, but we chose the original. I’m definitely grabbing the Hickory Bourbon next time!
Brandon says he prefers St. Louis style spare ribs, you can have a butcher prepare them for the grill or watch a video on how to get them ready. One of the best ways to ensure your dry rub sticks to meat and gets a ton of flavor is to use French’s Mustard as a flavor and bonding agent! Just lather up your ribs and then rub your spices on!
You can grill or smoke your ribs depending on what you have available. If grilling, just makes sure you are using indirect heat. In the last hour of cooking it’s time to add some of the good stuff, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce! Let it cook into the ribs and then add another layer of sauce when you are ready to pull the ribs off the grill. It is so good and flavorful! It had a little too much heat for Ezra, but he literally wouldn’t stop eating it in between sips of water.
Stubb’s legendary Bar-B-Q Sauces are gluten free, have no MSG, no trans fats, and no sulfites. So it’s totally fine that I’m putting it on everything I eat this week!
Nothing is better than a family BBQ! As we were smoking our ribs we pulled out the sprinklers for the boys and then had a round of backyard baseball!
2 tablespoons ground coffee beans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
In a bowl mix all the spices. Go ahead and double the recipe and you can store the leftovers in a mason jar!
Prepare your ribs.
Lather ribs in French’s Mustard.
Cover in dry rub.
Grill or smoke your ribs.
With one hour left, slather Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce on your ribs.