Extra-Bold Barbeque Sauce

Extra-Bold Barbeque Sauce

Most barbecue sauces start with ketchup, vinegar, and sugar then get a flavor boost from herbs and spices. This rendition features strong brewed coffee in the base for an extra-rich, dark taste. It’s perfect for beef and pork.

Quick look

  • prep 10 min    cook 20 min


  • 2 tablespoons hot dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup brewed espresso or strong, dark coffee
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana red-hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

    How to make it  

  • 1

    Mix the mustard, espresso or coffee, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, garlic, red-hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and chili powder in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Lower the heat so the mixture is just simmering and let simmer for 20 minutes.

  • 2

    Remove the pan from the heat, let the mixture cool, then puree it in a blender or food processor fitted with the steel blade.

  • 3

    Use immediately or refrigerate and reheat before serving.

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