Coffee BBQ Marinade for Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook Time
2 hours 25 Minutes

Coffee adds wonderful complex notes to this BBQ rib marinade.






Coffee BBQ Rib Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp ground coffee or espresso
  • 1 tbsp each salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

BBQ Ribs:

  • 2 racks baby back ribs, each cut in half
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (approx)



  1. Coffee BBQ Rib Marinade: Mix together oil, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, ketchup, coffee, salt, pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder, smoked paprika, oregano, cayenne, allspice, and cinnamon.
  2. BBQ Ribs: Fill FoodSaver Containers with the marinade and ribs; turn the valve to the marinate setting, connect the FoodSaver Handheld Sealer and press the Marinate button. Allow the sealer to run a 12-minute cycle to infuse ribs with marinade.
  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Wrap marinated ribs in heavy-duty foil to enclose completely. Place on baking sheet; bake for about 2 hours or until ribs are tender.
  4. Preheat grill to medium heat; grease grates well. Grill ribs, turning and basting with barbecue sauce, for about 10 minutes or until heated through, charred, and glazed with sauce.
  5. Cut into 3-bone portions; arrange on serving platter. Serve with additional barbecue sauce, if desired.



  • This marinade is awesome for ribs, but it works equally well with pork shoulder, beef brisket, steaks, and chicken. If slow cooking big cuts of meat, add 1 to 2 cups liquid, such as water, broth, or beer. After marinating, grill, roast, or slow cook, depending on the cut of the meat that is used.
  • Instant coffee can be swapped for the ground coffee or espresso.


Nutrition Facts

Per 1/6 recipe


Calories 400

Total Fat 27g

Saturated Fat 9g

Cholesterol 95mg

Sodium 680mg

Carbohydrate 12g

Dietary Fiber 1g

Total Sugars 9g

Protein 26g

Vitamin D 1.4mcg

Calcium 70mg

Iron 1.5mg

Potassium 370mg


Nutrition note: estimated 25% of the marinade is used for the ribs with the remainder discarded.

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