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Block Party Ribs By Marcus Samuelsson

Impress your guests with this mouth-watering recipe from celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, featuring juicy and tender ribs coated in a tangy and savory sauce.

Tasty Team
85% would make again
Block Party Ribs By Marcus Samuelsson


for 6 servings

  • 2 cups water (470 mL)


  • ½ cup soy sauce (120 g)
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar (110 g), packed
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 slabs pork rib


  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 poblano chile, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 ginger, 1-inch (2 1/2 cm) peeled and chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth (295 mL)
  • 1 cup ketchup (240 g)
  • 12 fl oz beer (355 mL), 1 bottle
  • ½ cup coffee (120 mL)
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar (80 mL)
  • ¼ cup molasses (80 g)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (60 mL)
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 232
  • Fat 7g
  • Carbs 33g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 22g
  • Protein 7g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Whisk together all the rub ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Spread the rub evenly over the pork ribs and place on a wire rack set over a baking sheet with meat side up. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. For the BBQ sauce, heat oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add poblano chile, red onion, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of salt, then cook until onions begin to soften.
  4. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Turn the heat down to medium-low and cook at an active simmer until the mixture is reduced to about 2 cups (470 ml), about 30-45 minutes.
  6. Once reduced, cool slightly then transfer mixture to a blender. Puree until smooth.
  7. Preheat oven to 275˚F (140˚C).
  8. Uncover the ribs. Spread 1 cup (290g) of the BBQ sauce over each rack of ribs.
  9. Keeping them raised over the baking sheet on the wire rack. Pour water into the bottom of the baking sheet.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven for 3-3 ½ hours.
  11. Remove ribs from oven and preheat the broiler to high.
  12. Broil the ribs for 5-10 minutes to finish, until the sauce caramelizes.
  13. Cut into individual ribs.
  14. Enjoy!
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Block Party Ribs By Marcus Samuelsson