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Smoked Jalapeño Loin Back Ribs with Maple Coffee Glaze

A rich coffee glaze adds just the right touch of bittersweet depth to this peppery pork loin back ribs recipe.

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Cooking for 6 people


Seasoning Paste:

  • 2 jalapeño peppers, diced
  • 3 tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 8 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. coffee
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 slabs loin back ribs

1 Food Prep

Set up an outdoor grill for indirect cooking by firing only one side of the grill. Preheat the grill to 250°F.

For the seasoning paste: In a food processor, combine the jalapeño pepper, brown sugar, salt, coffee, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, vegetable oil and soy sauce. Process until a paste is formed.

For the Maple Coffee Glaze: In a small bowl combine the maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of the seasoning paste.

Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. Generously apply the remaining seasoning paste onto the front and back of the ribs.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Briquets.

Method: Two-Zone Method

Temp: 250°

3 The Cook

  • Put the slabs meat side up over indirect heat, away from the coals, close the lid, and cook until the ribs are tender, about 4 hours. Baste the ribs with the Maple Coffee Glaze the last 10 minutes of cook time. 

  • Transfer the ribs to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice the ribs between the bones and serve.

Recipe created by World Champion Pitmaster Chris Lilly on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

26 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long Cook Time The cook time is long (as always with ribs) but worth it. Very moist and tasty. A different taste that everyone at our bbq loved.
Date published: 2023-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum This recipe looks so good I can not wait to make it
Date published: 2023-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Haven't made them yet I will try them tomorrow you can bet on that
Date published: 2023-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fall off the bones I made this and my taste buds are still thanking me. What a great choice I made
Date published: 2023-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SMOKED JALAPEÑO LOIN BACK RIBS --very inviting Tried this and was blown away. Big fan of the smoked jalapeno flavor. Just enough but not too much heat.
Date published: 2023-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear Instructions! Great Looking Ribs. I like the way the recipe explains how to cook ribs. The combination of ingredients sound lovely. I don't like ribs but would use the recipe for pork loin instead.
Date published: 2023-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipe for perfect ribs This recipe is a very good tasty idea but I'm so used to making mine the way I do it.
Date published: 2023-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very flavor able These are perfect for any day of the week sweet but yet spicy.
Date published: 2023-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious Delicious easy recipe to make on the go for the barbecue
Date published: 2023-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow the flavors There’s nothing better than I good rib recipe. This have just the right combination of flavors to satisfy every craving! Sweetness & spice can’t go wrong!
Date published: 2023-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Ribs Looks delicious. I like the use of coffee and Jalapeno with some sweetness.
Date published: 2023-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gotta Be a Coffee Lover Trying something different, but not something I'd add to my rotation. I don't care for the super sweet, but spicy, but bitter flavor. Too many things going on.
Date published: 2023-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smoked Jalapeno Ribs The maple glaze is so delicious on these smoked jalapeno ribs and my entire family is loving this recipe. I highly suggest you try this one folks.
Date published: 2023-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! This recipe was excellent though I added more jalapenos since I like 'em. The coffee enhanced the smoke taste.
Date published: 2023-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome We love grilling every weekend and enjoy trying new recipes. These ribs were incredible. thye had a lot of flavor and the whole family enjoyed them
Date published: 2023-06-05
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