Coffee In Your BBQ Sauce? You Bet!
Next week, the US of A is celebrating our independence, hard fought and won in 1776. There will be backyard family cookouts and fireworks displays in towns across the country. And though a little party you may have heard of helped the then colonists to embrace coffee over tea, we bet they didn’t expect coffee to become such a cornerstone of our society as it has today. Days like this are great for hot dogs and hamburgers, but if you’re looking for something a little different to serve your friends and family, grill up some chicken, pork, or even beef and brush on this Black Coffee BBQ sauce. Any coffee will do, but try an espresso coffee or a dark roast for the best flavor. Let us know what you think of this recipe and feel free to share any food recipes you’ve found that use coffee. Happy 4th, y’all!
Black Coffee BBQ Sauce
1⁄2 cup brewed coffee, espresso preferred 1 cup ketchup 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar 3⁄4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed 1 onion, peeled and chopped, about 1 cup 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 tablespoons dark molasses 2 tablespoons hot dry mustard, mixed with 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons cumin, ground 2 tablespoons chili powderDirections Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Cool, then puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in a covered container.