Coffee-Molasses St. Louis-Style Ribs

Coffee-Molasses St. Louis-Style Ribs
Servings: 8 Yield: servings Prep 10 mins Marinate overnight Grill over indirect heat 2 hours, then over direct heat 6 minutes Cook 2 mins


  • 1 cup very strong brewed black coffee
  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Frank's hot sauce
  • 2 racks St. Louis/style ribs (about 5 lbs total)

Make It

1. In a medium bowl, combine coffee, onion, molasses, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce and hot sauce.

2. Place ribs in a large baking dish and pour marinade over the top. Evenly coat ribs with marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

3. Set a gas or charcoal grill for indirect heat. Wrap ribs tightly in a single layer in heavy-duty aluminum foil. Grill ribs in foil over indirect heat for 2 hours, turning after 1 hour.

4. Remove ribs to a cutting board and cut into 3 portions. Set grill to high. Brush ribs with marinade and grill about 3 minutes per side. Place marinade in a saucepan, bring to a rolling boil and cook 3 minutes. Cool.

5. Serve ribs with cooled marinade as a dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 460, Fat, total (g): 29, chol. (mg): 123, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 14, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 35, sodium (mg): 670, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.