Summery Jalapeño Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Author: Rob   Date Posted:10 September 2013 

Summertime is barbecue time and the key to a great barbecue is your barbecue sauce.

Here’s a coffee barbecue sauce that’s perfect for everything from burgers to ribs. A touch sweet and a touch jalapeño spicy, you can pour it directly over a dish, mix it into your burgers before cooking or brush it on your pork ribs a few minutes before they finish grilling. Any way you use it, this summery barbecue sauce is sure to please.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped white onions
  • 6 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño chile
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons light molasses
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (800 gram) can crushed tomatoes with added puree
  • 1 cup low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 cup freshly made Lavazza espresso

Start by heating your olive oil over a medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Next, add your onions, garlic and jalapeño and sauté for 6 or 7 minutes or until the onions are tender. Now add your brown sugar, chili powder, molasses, cilantro and cumin. Stir constantly. After the sugar has dissolved, stir in your crushed tomatoes, broth and coffee. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens slightly. Add salt to taste just before removing from heat. When it’s ready, you should have about 4 cups of barbecue sauce.
This jalapeño coffee barbecue sauce can be prepared as long as a week before you need it. Just cover and keep chilled in the fridge.
We found this recipe on epicurious, the website “for people who love to eat.” There are hundreds of recipes there, so if you’re looking for ideas for dishes or desserts, check it out.

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