Wandering Thru Food December, 2011.

Chipotle and Plum BBQ Sauce Pork Ribs

      (Recipe courtesy Marcela Valladolid)


      1 teaspoon instant coffee
      3/4 cup plum sauce
      1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
      2 tablespoons minced chipotle in adobo with sauce
      2 tablespoons brown sugar
      Salt and freshly ground black pepper
      2 1/2 pounds pork back ribs


      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
      Mix 1/4 cup hot water with the instant coffee and stir to dissolve. Once dissolved, combine with the plum sauce, orange juice, chipotle sauce and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
      Bring the sauce to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
      Coat both sides of the ribs with the sauce, saving 2/3 cup for basting. Arrange the ribs, meaty-side up, in 1 layer in a foil-lined baking sheet. Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake the ribs 1 hour. Remove the foil (from the top), baste with the remaining BBQ sauce and bake the ribs 1 hour more. (I baste every 20 mins for the last hour)
      Allow the cooked ribs to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

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