In my opinion, you can serve ribs with pretty much anything and they will be a star on a festive table. These Sweet Beer Pork Ribs are not tricky at all, just prepare them at least 1 day ahead (2 days are ideal) and the result will be marvelous. First, cook them in spice. Second, marinate them in a scrumptious sauce for around 1-2 days. Third, grill them. And finally, enjoy them with some fresh baguettes, Parmesan potato mash or veggies on side. The secret ingredient creates the taste of coffee. In combination with beer and ketchup it becomes magical and I am positive your guests will never guess. My inspiration goes to a mixture of 2 wonderful recipes from my fellow bloggers Bonvivani and a Czech TV show Kluci v akci. Absolutely stunning - Sweet Beer Pork Ribs.
These ribs are suitable for kids from the age of 3. As I am raising a little gourmand in here, I don’t have to tell you how much she loves this one. Bon appetit!
Total Time: 2 hours + 2 day chill for The Marinade
The Pork Ribs:
Around 2.5 kg of good quality pork ribs, cleaned
2 litres of cold water
100ml of vinegar
50g of sea salt
3 bay leaves
5g of allspice
1 large white onion
5 cloves of garlic, peeled
The Sweet Beer Marinade:
300g of Heinz Ketchup
1 teaspoon of instant decaf coffee
40g of garlic, crushed, peeled and finely chopped
100g of onion, peeled and finely chopped
100g of whole grain mustard
50g of caster sugar
100ml of good lager
1 teaspoon of sea salt
½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
The Pork Ribs
Chop the ribs into 2-3 bone rib chops and gently place in a large deep casserole pan with all the ingredients: water, vinegar, salt, bay leaves, allspice, onion and garlic.
Bring it to boil, put a lid on and let it simmer on medium heat for about 1 hour until the ribs get softer, not all the way.
Take the ribs out and soak in the lovely marinade straight away.
The Sweet Beer Marinade
In a medium baking tray put ketchup, coffee, garlic, onion, mustard, sugar, beer, sea salt and black pepper. Mix well with a balloon whisk.
Next, stir in the ribs and rub them well. Let them cool down entirely. Then, cover with a cling foil and refrigerate for 2 days.
Afterwards, take them out, bring to a room temperature and grill for about 30 minutes on 180 degrees. Sweet Beer Pork Ribs done.
Makes 5 serves.