Ancho-espresso rubbed ribs

By Dono
April 17, 2011

Author Notes:

I've played around with various rubs and the combination of ancho and espresso I love.


Serves: 1 (or more if you want to share)


  • 1 tablespoon Ancho powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso ground coffee
  • .5 teaspoons onion powder
  • .5 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • .25 teaspoons dried thyme
  • .5 teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (if using smoked, reduce to .5 tsp)
  • .5 teaspoons cumin
  • .5 teaspoons Chimayo red chili powder - substitute cayenne, reduce to .25 tsp
In This Recipe


  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Remove membrane from the St. Louis style ribs
  3. Generously salt ribs with the amount of salt you would normally put on a finished product. Let stand 10 minutes. This will draw moisture to the surface.
  4. Apply rub all over ribs....(use gloves or your hands may be stained).
  5. For best results smoke at 275 for 3 hours, wrap in foil for 1 hour, remove from foil for 30 minutes or till done. Alternatively, cook indirect on a grill. Brush with a very light layer of your favorite BBQ, as an alternative, mix 1 C Catsup with .5 c vinegar, 1 TBS W. sauce, .25 C Brown Sugar and 1 TBS of this rub, simmer till thickened, (about 10 minutes)

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pauljoseph April 17, 2011
never tried coffee and neat I am going to try your chili espresso combination