Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Coffee...Not Just For Sippin'

I've decided to give you all a little something different today. I found an article from Texas Cooking Online .

The name of the article is "Good ol coffee...Texas Coffee Buzzes Strong" by John Raven, Ph.B. What I wanted to share with you are two Texas Barbecue sauces that have coffee as the main flavoring agent. I think you'll like them...if you like barbecue! (and who doesn't??)

Black Jack Barbecue Sauce

* 1 cup strong, black coffee * 1 cup Worcestershire sauce * 1 cup catsup * 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar * 1/2 cup brown sugar * 3 tablespoons chili powder * 2 teaspoons salt * 2 cups chopped onion * 1/4 cup minced hot red chile peppers * 8 cloves garlic, minced

Combine all ingredients in saucepan and simmer 25 minutes. Purée in blender. Makes 5 cups.

[Author note: This sauce is best on pork or chicken. Its also very good on grilled vegetables.]

Heres another that you might want to try.

Java Barbecue Sauce

* 3/4 cup catsup * 1/2 cup water * 1/4 cup chopped onion * 1 clove garlic, minced * 1 tablespoon vegetable oil * 2 tablespoons brown sugar * 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce * 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules * 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Sauté onion and garlic in the vegetable oil. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.


Ashley said...

So.... Do these sauces taste like coffee?

HermitJim said...

They have a distinct flavor that is imparted by the coffee, but isn't recognised as coffee. Make sense...?