DADGUM That's Good!
with John McLemore’s signature recipes

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John Says
You don't need a shiny, expensive espresso machine to make this sauce. You'll find canned espresso in your supermarket refrigerator section or you can find powdered espresso in the coffee aisle. Follow the package instructions and you'll have instant espresso. Who'da thunk I could get my coffee fix from my ribs?! You gotta admit, it's different, but Dadgum Good!
You'll need...

  • 6 lbs. (3 racks) pork baby-back ribs
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Espresso BBQ Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Starbucks® double shot espresso, or strong homebrewed coffee
Prep and Cook...

  1. Season ribs with salt and pepper and smoke for 3 hours at 225° F, in preheated smoker. Use hickory chips during the first 2 hours.
  2. After 3 hours, remove ribs, baste generously with espresso BBQ sauce and wrap in heavy-duty aluminum foil. Return to smoker and cook for an additional 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 160° F.

    OPTIONAL: During the last 10 minutes, remove ribs from the foil and baste again; place them back in the smoker, directly onto the rack, allowing the ribs to caramelize. Transfer to cutting board, cut and serve hot.
Espresso BBQ Sauce:
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine olive oil and garlic and sauté on medium heat until golden. Remove from heat and let the garlic cool in the oil. Whisk in the ketchup, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, and espresso. Return to heat and simmer for 15 minutes to blend flavors. Remove from heat.

    Makes 2 cups
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