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The espresso gives this BBQ sauce an exceptionally rich color and depth of flavor. Tangy vinegar is balanced by molasses and honey, making it a delicious addition to chicken, ribs, and chops.


Makes: 4 1/2 cups


  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup espresso (or strong coffee)
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Add the oil to a large saucepan on medium heat. When it’s up to temperature, add the onions with a sprinkling of salt and cook until they’re soft and translucent (if they begin to brown, add a little cold water and give them a quick stir). When the onions are done, add the garlic and cook for a couple minutes longer (be careful, garlic burns easily and turns bitter).

Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, without a lid, for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Keep an eye on the thickness, just stop cooking when the bbq sauce reaches a consistency you like.) Enjoy!


May 9th, 2014

Posted In: Marinades, Recipes, Rubs Bastes & Glazes, Sauces & Accompaniments