Coffee Barbecue Sauce

This keeps well in the refrigerator (up to 3 months) so you always have some red sauce to put on grilled chicken, beef, or pork for easy weeknight dinners.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
48 servings


  • 1 ½ cups ketchup

  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Combine ketchup, coffee, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, oil, and cayenne in a medium nonreactive saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Remove from the heat and cool. Transfer to a tightly covered container and store in the refrigerator.

Cook's Note:

Sauce will set up more in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

18 Calories
1g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 40mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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