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Trail Blazer Barbecue Sauce

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"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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45 m servings 25
Original recipe yields 40 servings (5 cups)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 25 calories; 0.1 5.9 0.3 0 257 Full nutrition

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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.

Great sauce. Used it on chicken wings in the crockpot. Yum. Plan to keep some in the frig. for later.

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...

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.'s what I did. I added 2...

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...

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.

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!

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!

it was fantastic ~ alot better than bought sauces. everyone loved it