Lazy Sunday Coffee Chipotle Ribs

Cooking ribs is one of the most delicious recipes you can make while putting in minimal work! My favorite way to cook them is long and slow, all day, to really get them to maximum juiciness. 

I usually prep my ribs at around 9 in the morning and then check in on them every hour or so to achieve tender fall-off-the-bone deliciousness that is ready by mid-afternoon. 

Although I wish I could say I came up with it, I have to give credit to my husband for coming up with this amazing seasoning rub. Just know that the coffee and chipotle can become bitter if you overcook these ribs, so make sure to either watch your ribs closely or use a light touch! 

-2.5 lb St. Louis Ribs
-1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
-1 tsp Tabasco sauce

Coffee Chipotle Rub
-1 tbsp black pepper
-1/2 tbsp salt
-1/2 tbsp mustard powder
-1/2 tbsp garlic powder
-1 tsp chipotle powder
-1 tsp smoked paprika
-1 tsp instant coffee
-1 tsp basil
-1/4 tsp sugar (or more, to desired sweetness)


1. Remove ribs from refrigerator at least half an hour before cooking. 

2. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F. 

3. Take the membrane off the back of the ribs. Use a paper towel if you find that it’s too difficult to grab with your fingers! 

4. Take a fork and gently make tiny holes between the ribs to make a more tender final product! 

5. Mix together a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar with a teaspoon of Tabasco. 

6. Spoon a small amount onto the ribs and spread over the front and back of the ribs, making sure to get it in all of the crevices.
7. Pour the seasoning over the front and back of the ribs and pack it on gently. 

8. Place in preheated oven. Brush with the apple cider vinegar/Tabasco mix every 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

9. Continue cooking until ribs are cooked through, approximately 5-6 hours. If desired, once they are done, remove ribs from oven and set to broil. Broil for 1-2 minutes before serving. 

10. Cover with foil and let sit 5-10 minutes before slicing.


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