If I had to choose one last meal, I don’t know for sure, but it just may be barbecue! And these Sweet Sticky Balsamic Espresso Ribs just may have been my very best yet!
At least that’s the wonderful compliment that my hubby gave me.
And I humbly think he’s right! 😉
I love making ribs, slow-cooked in the oven until fall-off-the-bone tender, succulent and juicy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! This method tenderizes them perfectly every single time!
I always start with a basic rib rub that consists of dark brown sugar, several salts, and whatever spices I’m in the mood for. The ribs are tightly wrapped in foil, then slow-baked in the oven until we can’t hardly stand it any longer, and out they come!
Part two is the fun part! While the ribs slow-roast, you have plenty of time to play “mad scientist” in the kitchen concocting up a new sauce!
I’m a total balsamic vinegar junkie, and was really craving a sauce that was sweet and sticky! So that’s the path I decided to head down this time! 🙂
I was also unbelievably tired that day, which led me to think to add some espresso to this crazy-good sauce that was going on, simmering away on the stove! Best decision I’ve made in awhile! 😉
This sauce was truly gold. Honestly, I still can’t believe that I made it, ha!! 😀 I swear I could bottle and SELL this stuff!
It went astonishingly well with the inexpensive, pork, baby back ribs; but, I bet it could be used for MANY more things as well! I couldn’t imagine how fantastic it would be to finish a grilled steak or pork tenderloin, or even a burger with this stuff! And, of course, the obvious….wings! THAT will definitely be done soon! 😉
So, if you’re looking for an incredibly delicious way to make ribs indoors,
while we’re in this horrific arctic blast,
that will completely blow your mind….try these ribs.
Seriously good stuff!!
Sweet Sticky Balsamic Espresso Ribs