Yes, this barbecue sauce actually calls for coffee. The coffee helps to give the sauce a unique flavor which works particularly well on beef, but you just might find yourself putting this sauce on most anything.

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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the onions, coffee, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, hot chilies, chili powder, garlic, and salt in a saucepan until the brown sugar has dissolved. Place over medium heat, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

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  • Pour the sauce into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the sauce moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth. Store in glass container in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

24.6 calories; 0.3 g protein; 5.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 256.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Great sauce. I plan to tweak it a bit but this is a really good start. It's not too sweet not too vinegary not too ketchupy not too mustardy. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Great sauce. I plan to tweak it a bit but this is a really good start. It's not too sweet not too vinegary not too ketchupy not too mustardy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2010
This was great on ribs. I cooked the ribs for an hour in a rice cooker with 3/4 cup of this sauce 1/2 cup broth and 6 ounces beer. The only change I made was to add a few drops of Sriracha hot sauce when it was simmering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2011
Great sauce. Used it on chicken wings in the crockpot. Yum. Plan to keep some in the frig. for later. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
I give this a 4 star review with the 5th being because of my twist and additions to it. I like to use recipes as a base and the tailor them to my liking. Sooo....here's what I did. I added 2 diced jalapenos 1 diced poblano pepper 1 (7oz) can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce a dash of cumin a splash or two of liquid smoke. It starts with a hint of sweet and heats up as it finishes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2012
Excellent sauce but the recipe was far too tangy for me so I added an extra 1/4 cup of brown sugar. After that minor change DELICIOUS with the leftover sliced brisket. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2013
My first attempt at homemade BBQ sauce- what took me so long? Pretty darn tasty- only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because I had nothing to compare it to. I really like the texture that the blender gives and it makes for a nice even flavor. Froze half of it and it tasted just as good after thawing as it did when I first made it. Used it to dress a southern pulled pork recipe from this site. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2016
This was very easy and very good even though I cheated a bit and used dried onion and didnt use the blender. Next time I will because I think it will be even better! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2013
Very tasty! I used this bbq sauce on bbq chicken and my family loved it! I saved the left overs and put it on everything! Love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2013
it was fantastic alot better than bought sauces. everyone loved it Read More