Baked Pork Ribs (With Coffee)

These delicious Baked Pork Ribs are made with an incredibly aromatic coffee marinade that you’re going to love! Deep, bold flavors and fall-off-the-bone tender meat, these ribs are crazy good and so easy to make!

Baked Pork Ribs

The recipe for truly finger-licking-good ribs is finally here!

I love ribs and I love sticky fingers that go with them. In Poland, ribs are prepared in many different ways – braised, baked, grilled, added to soups and stews. Even though there is no one “typical” recipe, for me the most traditional way would be to season the ribs with bay leaves, allspice, garlic, and bake together with the sauerkraut. Seriously delicious!

Be prepared, more ribs recipes are coming. πŸ™‚

Now I need to confess to something. And I’m a bit scared to do that. I don’t like ribs in barbecue sauce. I respect everyone’s choices but… barbecue sauce is so boring. (Please forgive me. 🙈)

So here it is, a recipe for a bit different, but absolutely delicious Baked Pork Ribs (With Coffee). These ribs are my favorite!

I think you’re going to love this recipe:

  1. The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender. Baking in 2 different temperatures is the secret to the best oven baked ribs!
  2. The ribs are first baked covered, then uncovered = soft ribs with caramelized edges!
  3. It’s an EASY recipe – marinate the ribs, bake, serve. The oven does the work here!
  4. The ribs are full of flavor from a rich coffee marinade.
  5. The recipe works perfectly with beef and with pork ribs.
  6. Ribs are baked in the marinade = sticky glaze. No need to prepare a separate sauce.

Uhh, my mouth is watering already! 🐷😅

Baked Coffee Pork Ribs. Pork ribs. Beef Ribs. Coffee marinade. Baked ribs.

How to make ribs in the oven

Have you ever make ribs in the oven that turned out dry and hard rather than soft and juicy?

The secret to the tender oven baked ribs is to bake the ribs first in the low temperature covered with a double layer of aluminum foil (150 Celsius degrees) and then in a bit higher temperature (180 Celsius degrees) uncovered.

This way the ribs won’t dry out, they’ll stay tender, juicy, and they’ll get nicely caramelized. Yummy!

How to serve the ribs? I like to serve my ribs with a simple salad – lettuce, tomato, and quick dressing (olive oil, lime juice, dill, salt, pepper). Bread, french fries, potatoes are great too! And a cold beer. So good!

Baked Coffee Pork Ribs. Pork ribs. Beef Ribs. Coffee marinade. Baked ribs.
Baked Coffee Pork Ribs. Pork ribs. Beef Ribs. Coffee marinade. Baked ribs.

Pork ribs coffee marinade

This coffee marinade is a great way to infuse the ribs with deep, rich flavors and make them soft and juicy. It’s amazing!

The secret ingredient is the pink pepper (pink peppercorn). It’s milder than black pepper, a little bit sweet with a hint of rose and citrus. I was surprised to learn that it’s not a real pepper, but berries of the Peruvian pepper tree. I didn’t know this beautiful spice is native to Peru! But after learning that I realized that this tree grows almost everywhere in Lima! Even next to my building. 🙈

The marinade calls for ingredients that you can find in a regular supermarket. Most probably you have half of them in your kitchen already.

So here’s what you need to prepare the marinade:

  1. A few garlic cloves – crushed.
  2. Half a cup of strong black coffee – chilled.
  3. Soy sauce and worcestershire sauce – salty, umami flavors.
  4. Balsamic vinegar – or red wine/white wine vinegar.
  5. Honey – or brown sugar, maple syrup.
  6. Ketchup – or tomato paste.
  7. Mustard.
  8. Pink peppercorn!
  9. Dried oregano, dried thyme, paprika powder, chilli powder – seasoning.
  10. Salt and pepper.

Marinade the ribs for a few hours at least, the best overnight. The ribs will be more tasty.

Okay, I’m going back to eating my ribs, and here’s the recipe for you! πŸ™‚

Baked Coffee Pork Ribs. Pork ribs. Beef Ribs. Coffee marinade. Baked ribs.

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These delicious Baked Coffee Pork Ribs are made with an incredibly aromatic coffee marinade that you're going to love! Deep, bold flavors and fall-off-the-bone tender meat, these ribs are crazy good and so easy to make!

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 10 mins

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Baked Coffee Pork Ribs
 1 kg Pork ribs
 3 Garlic cloves (crushed)
 ½ cup Strong black coffee (chilled)
 2 tbsp Soy sauce
 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
 2 tbsp Honey (or brown sugar, maple syrup)
 2 tbsp Ketchup (or tomato paste)
 1 tbsp Mustard
 1 tbsp Pink pepper (lightly crushed)
 ½ tsp Dried oregano
 ½ tsp Dried thyme
 1 tsp Paprika powder
 ¼ tsp Chilli powder
 Salt and pepper
To serve
 Simple salad (lettuce, tomato, vinegar)
 Bread, French fries, Potatoes

1

Mix all marinade ingredients. Set aside.

2

Cut pork ribs into smaller pieces. Place in a big bowl/air-proof container/zip bag and cover with marinade. Marinate for at least a few hours (the best overnight) in the fridge.

3

Remove the ribs from the fridge. Preheat the oven to 150 Celsius degrees.

4

Place ribs with all the liquids in a baking dish or on a baking tray. Cover the baking dish with a double layer of aluminum foil. Bake for 60 minutes.

5

Take the ribs out from the oven and carefully remove the aluminum foil. Mix/flip the ribs. Turn the heat up to 180 Celsius degrees. Transfer back to the oven for another 60 minutes or more, until the sauce thickens and the ribs are nicely caramelized. Mix/flip the ribs from time to time.

6

Serve with simple salad and bread, potatoes or french fries.

Ingredients

Baked Coffee Pork Ribs
 1 kg Pork ribs
 3 Garlic cloves (crushed)
 ½ cup Strong black coffee (chilled)
 2 tbsp Soy sauce
 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
 2 tbsp Honey (or brown sugar, maple syrup)
 2 tbsp Ketchup (or tomato paste)
 1 tbsp Mustard
 1 tbsp Pink pepper (lightly crushed)
 ½ tsp Dried oregano
 ½ tsp Dried thyme
 1 tsp Paprika powder
 ¼ tsp Chilli powder
 Salt and pepper
To serve
 Simple salad (lettuce, tomato, vinegar)
 Bread, French fries, Potatoes

Directions

1

Mix all marinade ingredients. Set aside.

2

Cut pork ribs into smaller pieces. Place in a big bowl/air-proof container/zip bag and cover with marinade. Marinate for at least a few hours (the best overnight) in the fridge.

3

Remove the ribs from the fridge. Preheat the oven to 150 Celsius degrees.

4

Place ribs with all the liquids in a baking dish or on a baking tray. Cover the baking dish with a double layer of aluminum foil. Bake for 60 minutes.

5

Take the ribs out from the oven and carefully remove the aluminum foil. Mix/flip the ribs. Turn the heat up to 180 Celsius degrees. Transfer back to the oven for another 60 minutes or more, until the sauce thickens and the ribs are nicely caramelized. Mix/flip the ribs from time to time.

6

Serve with simple salad and bread, potatoes or french fries.

Baked Pork Ribs (With Coffee)

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6 Comments

  1. Niomi Stellar Wellness 6 June 2019 at 09:20

    Coffee plus ribs sounds like a delicious combination. I am going to get my husband to try this.

    Reply
    1. Ewa 6 June 2019 at 16:21

      I hope you’ll enjoy it! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  2. Mother of 3 6 June 2019 at 16:08

    Those look and sound so delicious! I bet the added coffee gives it a unique and full flavor. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

    Reply
    1. Ewa 6 June 2019 at 16:22

      Thanks Joanne πŸ™‚ You need to try!

      Reply
  3. Miz Helen 11 June 2019 at 13:42

    Your Baked Coffee Pork Ribs will be on my grill very soon, the recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    Reply
    1. Ewa 11 June 2019 at 15:22

      I hope you’ll enjoy it!!

      Reply

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