Coffee Bean and Star Anise "Rubbed" Ribs with Asian Glaze

Star anise has a sweet taste with slight licorice undertones. Paired with coffee grinds and various spices, it creates a dry rub that boosts the flavor of grilled pork loin ribs. Recipe provided by Tyson® King of the Grill winner L.C. Norman.
  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Cook Time 90 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Calories 554
  • Calories 554
  • Total Fat 31 g
  • Cholesterol 87 mg
  • Sodium 2739 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 29 g
  • Protein 43 g
  • Information for this recipe is approximate and derived by calculations based upon supplier information and available reference data. These values may change based on your final product, substitution and or addition of ingredients, or use of a particular cooking technique.
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  • 1 package , about 2-lbs.
  • 3 pods star anise
  • 1 tablespoon coffee beans, whole
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, fresh, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

Cooking Instructions

  1. Set up grill for indirect cooking: For gas grill, preheat all burners on high. Turn one burner off; place food over "off" burner. Reset remaining burner(s) to medium-low. Close lid. For charcoal grill, arange hot coals around outer edge of grill: place disposable pan in open space; place food over open area. Close lid. Heat to medium-low.
  2. In a spice mill, grind star anise and coffee beans. Combine with pepper, salt and 2 teaspoons brown sugar. Rub mixture evenly over all sides of ribs.
  3. Place ribs on grill over indirect heat. Cover and cook 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until very tender.
  4. While ribs are cooking, prepare sauce by combining remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk to blend well. Baste ribs with sauce frequently during last 15 to 30 minutes of cooking time.
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