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Coffee Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Coffee Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Brewed coffee and instant coffee granules add rich color and depth to this sweet-and-sour sauce. It’s wonderful spooned over grilled chicken or pork chops. —Julia Bushree, Georgetown, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:36 servings


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35-45 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Yield: 4-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 55 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.