Harvest Blend Baby Back Ribs

Harvest Blend Baby Back Ribs

By: Keith H. - Mount Healthy, OH

"I wanted to make ribs as good as they serve in restaurants. The dry rub and slowly steam cooking the ribs are the secrets to a fall off the bone, tender, flavorful rib. Being able to cook the ribs ahead makes your grilling day a day to enjoy with family and friends."

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.


Featured ingredient: Wisconsin Harvest Blend Coffee 8 oz. Ground

  • 3 lbs Baby Back ribs, cut into serving sizes
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp. Wisconsin Harvest Blend, finely ground
  • 1/2 cup dark beer of your choice
  • 1 cup brewed Wisconsin Harvest Blend
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce of your choice
  • 1 1/4 cup chili sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine pumpkin pie spice and ground Wisconsin Harvest Blend.
  3. Thinly slice one onion.
  4. Fill a 9x13 inch pan half full of hot water and place a cooling rack on top of the pan.
  5. Stack ribs on top of rack.
  6. Between the layers of ribs, sprinkle the coffee/spice mixture and the thinly sliced onions.
  7. Cover the pan with aluminum foil, making sure to crimp the edges tightly to seal.
  8. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 2 1/2 hours. **At this point, the cooked ribs can be refrigerated and then grilled the next day.
  9. To make Harvest Blend Sauce: In a medium saucepan combine the beer, brewed Wisconsin Harvest Blend, BBQ sauce, and chili sauce; heat, stirring to combine.
  10. When ready for grilling: Heat grill to a medium high heat and grill ribs until heated through, approximately 5 minutes per side. Brush the Harvest Sauce on both sides of the ribs, and grill another 4 minutes per side.

Serves 6