Black Jack Barbecue Sauce

Cup of black coffee on wood
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: about 6 cups (96 servings)
Ratings (9)

Yes, this barbecue sauce calls for coffee. The coffee helps to give the sauce a deep, rich flavor which works particularly well on beef.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup coffee (strong and at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ​Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot chili peppers (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons salt

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer for about 15 minutes over medium-low heat.
  2. Stir occasionally and watch for burning. Reduce heat to low if necessary.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  4. Pour into a blender and puree until smooth.
  5. Use immediately or store in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 13
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 98 mg
Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)