Richie's Grilled Baby Back Ribs
Making your own dry rub takes little effort and won't leave the unpleasant chemical aftertaste associated with many commercial versions.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).
To Oven-Roast Ribs: Add one tablespoon each of cocoa powder and instant coffee to the rub. Place rub-seasoned ribs on a baking sheet and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at 350 degrees. Increase the heat to 425 degrees, brush over barbecue sauce, and cook for 15 more minutes until caramelized.