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Sunday, September 05 2010


  • 4  pounds  beef chuck short ribs
  • 1  tablespoon  chili powder
  • 1  tablespoon  packed brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1  teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 2  cups  mesquite chips
  • 1  medium  onion, finely chopped
  • 2  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1  tablespoon  cooking oil
  • 1-1/2  cups  ketchup
  • 1/4  cup  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4  cup  hot strong coffee
  • 1/4  cup  red wine vinegar
  • 2  tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  • 1    canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 2  teaspoons  dry mustard
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt


1. Trim fat from ribs. Place ribs in a shallow roasting pan. In a small bowl combine chili powder, the 1 tablespoon brown sugar, the 1 teaspoon salt, the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Generously sprinkle rub mixture over both sides of ribs; rub in with your fingers. Cover pan with foil.

2. Bake ribs in a 350 degrees F oven for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until tender. Drain off fat.

3. At least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain wood chips.

4. In a medium saucepan cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, coffee, vinegar, the 2 tablespoons brown sugar, the chipotle pepper, dry mustard, and the 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

5. Sprinkle wood chips over medium coals in a charcoal grill. Place ribs on the grill rack directly over the coals. Grill, covered, for 15 minutes or until ribs are browned, turning once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Add wood chips according to manufacturer directions. Place ribs on grill rack. Grill as directed above.) Serve ribs with sauce. Makes 6 servings.

nutrition facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6 servings
  • Calories342, 
  • Total Fat (g)15, 
  • Saturated Fat (g)5,
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g)6, 
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g)2, 
  • Cholesterol (mg)72, 
  • Sodium (mg)1455, 
  • Carbohydrate (g)28, 
  • Total Sugar (g)22, 
  • Fiber (g)1, 
  • Protein (g)25, 
  • Vitamin C (DV%)22, 
  • Calcium (DV%)6, 
  • Iron (DV%)23, 
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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