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Coffee Liqueur Barbecue Sauce

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Cool time 30 mins
Yield Makes 1 cup
The sweet-and-tangy flavor cozies up nicely to everything from baby back ribs to brisket. We like the addition of dried crushed red pepper to make it extra tasty.


  • 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup Homemade Coffee Liqueur*
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 8 ingredients and, if desired, crushed red pepper in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer, whisking occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes or until slightly thickened. Cool completely before serving (about 30 minutes). Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 7 days.

  2. *Store-bought coffee liqueur may be substituted.