Coffee Rubbed Ribs with Mole Mop Sauce

This uniquely American rub for ribs features coffee, cocoa powder and warm fragrant spices. Lush cashew butter is added to some of the rub, turning it into a mole sauce to use as a mop for the ribs on the grill.

Serves: 6
15 mins Prep time 1 hr 5 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
1 hr 5 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. For the Coffee Rub, mix all ingredients except ribs in small bowl until well blended. Reserve 1 tablespoon for the Mole Mop Sauce. Rub remaining Coffee Rub evenly over ribs. Place ribs in single layer on foil-lined roasting pan. Cover with foil

  • Bake 1 hour or until meat starts to pull away from bones. Just before grilling, prepare the Mole Mop Sauce. Mix chicken stock, cashew butter, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, lime juice and reserved Coffee Rub in medium bowl until well blended

  • Grill ribs over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes per side or until evenly browned, basting with some of the Mole Mop Sauce. Transfer ribs to serving platter. Add 1 tablespoon of the remaining cilantro to remaining Mole Mop Sauce. Brush onto ribs. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 597Calories: 597Cholesterol: 148mg
  • Sodium: 742mgProtein: 40g
  • Total Fat: 41gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g