Coffee Rub Ingredients:
3 T Ground Coffee
1 T coarse salt (kosher or sea)
1 T Organic Local Honey
2 t sweet paprika
1 t freshly ground black pepper
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1/2 t ground cumin
1/2 t ground coriander
1/2 t unsweetened cocoa powder
5 Hatch Chiles, roasted and chopped
2 T Coconut Oil
1 Yellow Onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 c Fish Sauce
1/2 c Beer (Not paleo, I know. If this an issue, substitute chicken stock.)
1/8 c Organic Local Honey
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 29 ounce can tomatillo sauce (Tomato sauce may be substituted if tomatillo not available. The sauces will be distinctly different from each other, but both equally tasty.)
1. In large sauce pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until tender. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
2. Add green chiles and remaining ingredients and reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before continuing.
3. In blender, puree sauce until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasonings as desired. Sealed refrigerated sauce will keep 1-2 weeks.
This method may be used for one slab or as many as your grill will hold. Using the recipe above, you will have a generous amount of sauce for leftovers.
1. Season ribs with coffee rub.
2. Place ribs on foil (with sides and ends folded up forming a “boat.” Pour about 1/2 cup of water under ribs.
3. Cook in 300 degree BBQ for about 2 hours. Do NOT lift lid during this time to allow steam and smoke to remain trapped inside the BBQ.
4. After 2 hours, remove ribs from foil, place directly onto grill and brush with sauce.