Espresso Maple Short Rib Recipe

Disclaimer: This recipe will make your man take notice.  (Usually Devon makes the meat in this house. But, I wanted to surprise him, so I whipped out my pseudo-ninja-culinary skills, pulled out all I’ve learned from watching him and created a BBQ recipe that made him take notice.)

Some days, the juices are just flowing. I’ve seen Devon get into the ZONE many a times. But, my zone tends to be just outta reach. Tonight, I stepped into it….or maybe just harnessed his zone. I created an Espresso Maple Short Rib Recipe that made him smack his lips, lick his fingers and ask for more!

So, I thought I’d share.

Espresso Maple Short Rib Recipe

by Kristin Potler

4 lbs. Short Ribs

1/4 C balsamic vinegar

1 C ketchup

1 can fire roasted tomatoes

1/4 C maple syrup

1/4 C water

2 shots of espresso

1/2 lg. onion chopped

4-6 garlic cloves minced

1 Tbls. dijon mustard

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cracked pepper

3 Tbls. McCormicks Smokehouse Maple Seasoning

1. Place ribs in a dutch oven 3/4 of the way full of water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 1 hour.

2. Meanwhile, in another large dutch oven, heat 2 Tbls. olive oil and saute onions and garlic for 5 minutes on medium-high heat.

3. Add balsamic vinegar, ketchup, fire roasted tomatoes, maple syrup, water, espresso, dijon, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

4. Drain the boiled ribs and sprinkle them with the Mc Cormicks Smokehouse Maple Seasoning.

5. Place ribs in the pot with the BBQ sauce, put a lid on it and stick it in the oven for 1 hour. (This would also work in a crockpot.)

I served these ribs with Grilled Lime Cilantro Cauliflower and Corn Bread. Let me just tell you, they were a hit and I’ll be making these again this summer!



Try making it with LoveFeast Espresso. Available at LoveFeast Shop




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