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Okay COFFEE LOVERS! This recipe for Espresso Rubbed Lamb Ribs is for YOU! Using coffee as a spice adds a delicious depth of flavor to meats and even vegetables. I love using instant espresso along with other warm spices like smoked paprika and cinnamon. Crush the espresso between your fingers or in a mortar and pestle to release the flavor.

Espresso Rubbed Lamb Ribs Coffee Rubbed Lamb Ribs America's best food blog

I cooked these lamb ribs in an oven bag so the ribs cook in it’s own juices. The directions for the oven bags require you toss some flour in the bag before cooking. Another way to cook this is to wrap the ribs tightly in aluminum foil instead of using the oven bag. If you do this then you don’t have to add the flour making this a gluten free recipe.

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Espresso Rubbed Lamb Ribs Coffee Rubbed Lamb Ribs America's best food blog

The Espresso Rubbed Lamb Ribs become a beautiful deep brown after roasting in the oven bag. The ribs, bathed in it’s own rendered fats and juices, come out of the bag unbelievably moist and tender. The finished dish, lamb ribs with a glaze of barbecue sauce for the family (no sauce for me, thanks) and a crisp salad with fresh and pickled vegetables on the side

Espresso Rubbed Lamb Ribs Coffee Rubbed Lamb Ribs America's best food blog


Coffee Rubbed Lamb Ribs

Demetra Overton
I baked these ribs in an oven bag so they would be moist and juice. If you don't use oven bags you can wrap the ribs tightly in aluminum foil before cooking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings


  • 4 racks of lamb ribs
  • 1 Tablespoon flour if you're using an oven bag
  • 2 tablespoons of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder crush between your fingers to make a fine powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried garlic or garlic powder


  • Heat your oven to 300°
  • Rub lamb ribs with the spice mixture. Put flour in oven roasting bag and shake around.
  • Place ribs in an oven cooking bag on top of a pan with 2 inch high sides (follow the directions on the oven cooking bag package)
  • Close the bag with the tie that comes in the package and place in the oven
  • Bake the ribs in the bag for 2 hours or until tender. Slice and serve the ribs as is or add BBQ sauce if you like





8 Comments on Espresso Rubbed Lamb Ribs

  1. Divine Martino
    October 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm (11 years ago)

    I think this is Dope and Im very proud of you..keep up the Great work..You are inspiring me…Love you

    • sweetsavant
      October 14, 2013 at 8:50 pm (11 years ago)

      Thanks So much, I really appreciate your comments

  2. Lindsey
    October 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm (11 years ago)

    Mouthwatering! Congrats on your weight loss! Keep up the great work!

  3. bluebirdpatch
    October 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm (11 years ago)

    You are like me! Protein and veggies is the best way to lose weight. That roasted lamb looks so yummy! I like using champagne vinegar when I cook lamb. Is my dirty little secret 😉

  4. Ken
    September 28, 2013 at 2:23 am (11 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing such a personal reflection with us. You have already “won” the battle.
    Continued success

  5. Shautel
    September 26, 2013 at 6:53 pm (11 years ago)

    They Look Good and Congrats on 13 lbs down..Losing weight is hard for everyone..So be encouraged friend..

    • sweetsavant
      September 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm (11 years ago)

      Thanks so much!!


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