Chipotle and Coffee Barbecued Short Ribs

Use this savory blend of coffee, chilies, and cumin to season your short ribs for the perfect barbecue.

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  • Tablespoon (2 Tablespoons) coffee beans
  • Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon) of dried chipotle chilies
  • Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon) brown sugar
  • Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon) salt, optional
  • Tablespoon (2 teaspoons) whole cumin seeds
  • 1.30 kg (3 pounds) beef short ribs


  1. Add coffee beans, chilies, brown sugar, salt, and cumin seeds to the container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Select Variable 5 and Pulse until a medium to coarse spice rub texture is achieved.
  3. Rub the seasoning generously all over the ribs and leave to marinate 24 hours. (This is an important length of time; do not reduce it because it will affect the final texture and moisture of the meat.)
  4. Bring barbecue or smoker to about 220°F (105°C). Remove the tough membrane from the meat-side of the ribs (not the bone-side), and cook on offset heat for 5 to 8 hours.

Chef's Notes

Please refer to our dry grain grinding chart for more details on grinding whole wheat flour.