Baby Back Ribs with Espresso BBQ Sauce

Recipe by sugarpea
READY IN: 3hrs


  • 3
    racks of baby-back pork ribs
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1
    cup honey
  • 14
  • 12
    cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1
    cup ketchup
  • 14
    cup espresso
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 2
    tablespoons minced garlic


  • Cut each rack of ribs in half; season with salt and pepper; place ribs on foil-lined baking sheet in two piles of three pieces; bake 2 1/2 hours or until tender; rotate ribs every 30 minutes; remove from oven and wrap with foil to prevent drying out.
  • Mix honey, soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup and espresso in saucepan; place oil and garlic in small skillet and heat for 1 minute until garlic becomes golden; add to honey mixture; simmer sauce 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425° or heat up grill; brush both sides of ribs with sauce; cook in single layer, basting often; ribs are finished when glazed and carmelized, about 15 minutes.