Tangy Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Tangy Coffee Barbecue SauceRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
This zesty condiment is great with grilled steaks, pork, or chicken. Refrigerate extra up to a week.


12 servings (serving size: about 2 1/2 tablespoons)
Total time: 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 47
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 24 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


1 cup no-salt-added ketchup
1 cup brewed coffee
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce


Combine ketchup, coffee, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in pepper, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce.