Coffee & Chili Rubbed Ribs

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote a post!

How is everyone? I’m great. Traveling for work, busy with my new passion, my Skoolie and on Day 16 of a Whole30 round. I haven’t done a complete Whole30 in a few years and even though I’ve remained gluten-free for nearly 8 years, I’m still having some aches and pains that I wanted to see what might be triggering them.

On Whole30 you cook A LOT. And that’s cool, since I love cooking! Last night I made ribs with my favorite homemade rub. And thought I’d share it with you. These can be made in your quick cooker (instant pot) fast or slow. I’ll include both here. Yesterday they were slow cooked because I love how it permeates the air in the bus 😋


1 pound of ribs (I used boneless country-style)

2 large onions sliced in chunks


2 heaping TBS of Ancho Chili Pepper (I used Penzeys Chili 9000 blend)

1 TBS ground espresso coffee

1 TBS smoked paprika

1 TBS roasted garlic

1/4 cup coconut oil

3/4 cup stock (doesn’t matter what kind, use water if you don’t have stock)

Turn your quick cooker on brown/sautée and put in the coconut oil.

Throw your ribs in a gallon-sized zip-loc bag. Dump in the spices. Shake until completely coated.

Brown ribs on each side for 3 minutes (if using traditional slow cooker do this in a pan).

Throw the onions on top of the ribs.

Add stock.

Place lid on.

If slow cooking cook for 4 hours.

If quick cooking 45 minutes!

I had a side of sweet potato with ghee.

Consume 😋


6 thoughts on “Coffee & Chili Rubbed Ribs

  1. I am one with a SUPER duper immune system- many call it autoimmune disease, but I believe it is just extra strong, thus it tries to kill every toxin that enters the body. Leaving a bit of damage after the battle- Like super heros that destroy the city while saving it from the evil invaders. ;).
    So the medical reprecutions of this immune system is: celiac, MTHFR, Hashimoto, psoriatic arthritis- to name a few. The gluten removal is primary, but then more may be needed. Add keifer or kombucha. Heal the gut heal the body. Replace fat solubles ADEK, beyond the label. Also b12 and folate. Magnesium and potassium supplements or infiltrated water. Then work on removing even more– Soy. Night shades. Which this recipe is chok full of, sadly. Maybe just for the time of healing and maybe just a few of them actually need to stay out of diet. I find combos are my biggest problem. chili or salsa with tomato, onion, and pepper will cause issues for me. but just a tomato no real issue , immediately. Glad you are back- Inspiring me to get back to it also.

    • Completed my W30 yesterday and extending it out to 60 (as planned from beginning) to exclude night shades. I already do not eat gluten or soy, those have both been out for a long time. I’m going to miss my seasonings with night shades 😦 But I’m committed to seeing if they are a problem, so will do w/o for 30 days and that will be the first thing I reintroduce at the end of the 60 days.
      I drink kombucha pretty regularly (only booch with no sugar added AFTER the process, like GTS or homemade). Love it!
      Glad to see you commenting !!

  2. It’s great to have you back! I’m thinking about blogging again. I think it’s been a long time for me since I actually blogged regularly–but this is a big season for me!

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