Get creative and impress at your next BBQ with a simple and different BBQ sauce recipe that features coffee as one of the key ingredients. Use it like any bbq sauce, even for marinating meat or poultry (that’s if you don’t use our Coffee Spice Rub).
I have included some substitutes for the not-so-common ingredients to avoid a special trip to the supermarket and use what you have in the kitchen at home.
Note that when using alternative ingredients, the consistency might change slightly.
2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup maple syrup OR agave nectar if you have it
3 tablespoons molasses OR 1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup brewed coffee – if you are one of those crazy Face Kicker drinkers, you have the ideal ingredient. House Blend, Organic or Flight Mode can also be used. Stay away from light roasts.
1 tablespoon of powder mustard OR hot english mustard
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke OR 1/2 teaspoon of cumin + 1 1/2 of smoked paprika
pinch of salt
3 hot chillies OR 1/4 cup hot sauce – leave them out if you can’t handle the heat
1 clove garlic
1 onion very finely chopped
In a food processor, mix vinegar with chillies, onion and garlic and process until it turns into a paste. If you don’t have a food processor and don’t mind the sauce being a bit chunky, chop the onion and garlic as fine as possible.
Combine all the ingredients in a medium-size saucepan, and over medium heat, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes, or until the sauce is thick and smooth.
Let it cool slightly and transfer into a container. Keep refrigerated and use within 2 or 3 weeks.
The only catch is that if you make it, you have to take a picture and post it on social media – make sure you tag Sipping Duck 😉
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