Cal’s Espresso Style Ribs

Make tonight a rib night with Cal’s Espresso Style Ribs! Check out our tasty Cal Flame recipe below:

For the ribs:
3 racks of baby back ribs
Gray salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce:
1 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup espresso
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 cups Tuscan Barbecue Sauce

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Cut each rack of ribs in half; season with salt and pepper. Stack the ribs on a foil-covered baking sheet, in two piles of 3 pieces. Bake in the oven about 2-1/2 hours, or until tender, rotating the ribs every 30 minutes. Remove the ribs from the oven and cover them with foil to keep them moist and tender.

For the sauce:
In a bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, and espresso. Place the olive oil and garlic in a small sauté pan. Cook over low heat for about 1 minute or until it turns a golden brown. Remove from heat. Add to the honey mixture. Place the honey mixture in a saucepan and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes to blend the flavors.

To complete the ribs:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, or preheat a Cal Flame grill. Brush the BBQ sauce on both sides of the ribs, and arrange them in a single layer. Turn and baste the ribs as they cook. Remove when the ribs are glazed and caramelized, about 15 minute.

Serves 6

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