Slow-Cooked BBQ Pork Ribs

  • 3/4 c. strong coffee
  • 3/4 c. chili sauce
  • 1/4 c. tomato paste
  • 3 T. maple syrup
  • 2 T. orange juice
  • 2 T. cider vinegar
  • 1 T. Worchestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. grainy mustard
  • 1/4 c. dried minced onion (optional)
  • Pepper sauce to taste
  • 2 lb. boneless country pork ribs

To make the barbeque sauce, combine the first 8 ingredients (coffee through mustard) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Continue cooking over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the minced onion, if desired, and cook an additional 5-10 minutes or until thickened. Add pepper sauce to taste. Reserve about 1 cup of the sauce for the ribs and set aside the remaining sauce for another use. (I'd suggest grilled pork tenderloin or chicken breasts.)

Place the ribs in the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour the reserved barbeque sauce over the ribs, turning to coat completely. Cover and cook on the low setting (#3 on some models) for 7-9 hours or until the ribs are tender. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite seasonal vegetables.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes plus 8 hours slow cooking
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