Meat Jesse's Controversial Ribs

I know it's a BBQer's sin to bake your ribs, but there’s something to be said about the end result of tender, fall off the bone ribs. Also, many famous Chicago restaurants that are known for their ribs actually bake them, so now you know their secret.

Check out the recipe below. I hope you enjoy this recipe.


Spice Rub

● 1 tsp dry mustard

● 1 tsp onion powder

● ½ tsp black pepper

● ½ cup brown sugar

● ½ tsp ground, dried chipotle pepper

● 1 tsp kosher salt

● 1 tsp onion powder

● 2 tsp smoked paprika

● 1 tbsp. ground dark roast coffee BBQ Sauce

● 3 tbsp brown sugar

● 1 cup of BCS

● ¾ cup ketchup

● 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

● 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

● ½ cup molasses

● 2 tsp smoked paprika

● 1 tsp dry mustard powder

● 1 tsp kosher salt, or to taste

● 1 tbsp ground dark roast coffee

● ½ tsp onion powder

● ½ tsp garlic powder


1. Preheat oven to 250° F.

2. Remove excess fat from ribs. Peel the silver skin off the back of the ribs - lift with a sharp knife and grab with a paper towel to remove.

3. Coat ribs with dry rub. (Let your ribs sit in their rub, refrigerated, for up to 12 hours)

4. Place ribs, meat side down, in large baking pan, & cover tightly with foil, shiny side out.

5. Bake in the oven for 2 1/2 hours.

6. Remove from oven & pour off liquid into heat-proof bowl.

7. Make the BBQ sauce: add the reserved rib juices and all of the sauce ingredients to a medium-sized sauce pot over medium low heat. Simmer the sauce, stirring frequently, until it’s thick (about 20 minutes).

8. Brush bbq sauce over all sides of ribs.

9. Finishing on the grill: To finish ribs on the grill, remove from the pan and place ribs on the grill, over direct but low heat, basting and turning every 2 minutes for 10 minutes.

10. Finishing in the oven: To finish ribs in the oven, set oven to broil and return ribs to the same middle oven rack, uncovered, basting and broiling about 5 minutes per side, watching so they don’t burn. They will be so tender, it’s best to turn them using gloved hands.

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