Recipe courtesy of Michael Lomonaco

Black Coffee Barbecue Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
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1/2 cup very strong black coffee, espresso preferred

1 cup ketchup

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1 onion, peeled and chopped, about 1 cup

2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

2 tablespoons dark molasses

3 fresh hot chili peppers, such as jalapeno, or hotter if desired, seeded

2 tablespoons hot dry mustard mixed with 1 tablespoon water

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons chili powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Cool, then puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in a covered container.;
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