The Great Espresso Ribs

Get creative with this coffee-based baby back rib recipe.

Serves:  8

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

Serve.