Chili-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs with Espresso Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Chili-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs with Espresso Barbecue Sauce
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Whisk chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper in small bowl to blend. Rub spice mixture all over ribs. Place ribs in heavy large roasting pan.
  2. Boil beer in medium saucepan until reduced to 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Pour beer around ribs. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake ribs until fork-tender, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  3. Combine barbecue sauce, 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, and espresso powder in heavy medium saucepan. Simmer until flavors blend and sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. DO AHEAD Ribs and barbecue sauce can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool slightly, then cover separately and refrigerate.
  4. Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Brush ribs with some barbecue sauce. Grill ribs just until heated through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer ribs to platter. Bring remaining sauce to simmer. Brush ribs with more barbecue sauce. Serve ribs, passing remaining barbecue sauce separately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1300.01 Kcal (5443 kJ)
Calories from fat 255.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.33g 44%
Cholesterol 335.59mg 112%
Sodium 1250.76mg 52%
Potassium 1712.74mg 36%
Total Carbs 155.32g 52%
Sugars 122.3g 489%
Dietary Fiber 2.27g 9%
Protein 96.31g 193%
Vitamin C 26.2mg 44%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 6.7mg 37%
Calcium 139.3mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 181.98 Kcal (762 kJ)
Calories from fat 35.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.97g 44%
Cholesterol 46.98mg 112%
Sodium 175.08mg 52%
Potassium 239.75mg 36%
Total Carbs 21.74g 52%
Sugars 17.12g 489%
Dietary Fiber 0.32g 9%
Protein 13.48g 193%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 44%
Iron 0.9mg 37%
Calcium 19.5mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 27.9
  • 33

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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