Espresso Beer Pork Ribs

beer and espresso pork ribsHere is a wonderful summer recipe that my wife and I cook up this time of year.

2 whole racks pork side ribs, each cut in 2 or 4
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
1 1/2 cups barbeque sauce
2 Tbsp. honey, or to taste
2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lime juice
2 bottles GuinnessĀ® Beer
1 Tbsp. instant espresso powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Trim ribs of excess fat. Combine the spices, herbs, sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle and rub mixture all over the ribs. Set ribs in a roasting pan.
Pour in the beer. Cover and bake 90 minutes, or until ribs are tender. When almost there, place the barbecue sauce, espresso powder, honey, and lime juice in a pot and whisk to combine. Simmer over medium heat 10 minutes. Heat a barbeque or indoor grill to medium heat. Remove ribs from the pan and grill until nicely coloured. Baste with barbeque sauce. Cook just until sauce heats through and then serve.