The Great Espresso Ribs
Get creative with this coffee-based baby back rib recipe.
6 pounds baby-back pork ribs
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup honey
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup very strong coffee or a double shot of espresso
Cook garlic in olive oil in a skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, then whisk in honey, ketchup, vinegar, soy, and espresso.
Return to heat; simmer for 15 minutes, then remove from heat again.
Preheat smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
Season ribs with salt and pepper; place in smoker and cook for 3 hours.
Remove ribs and baste with sauce.
Wrap in tin foil, then place in smoker again for 1 hour more.