Rating: 4 stars
12 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 5 star values: 8

The surprise ingredient in the marinade is coffee—it contributes a rich, almost smoky flavor to the meat and blends magically with the vinegar, mustard, and molasses. When you're ready for a break from more traditional tomato-based barbecue sauces, this is the recipe you need.

Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2003

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Credit: Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces pork)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add pork. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 to 12 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove pork from bag; discard marinade.

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  • Prepare grill, heating one side to medium and one side to high heat.

  • Combine ground coffee and next 4 ingredients (ground coffee through salt); rub over pork. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

  • Combine 1/4 cup barbecue sauce and 1 tablespoon cider vinegar. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce mixture, and set aside.

  • Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray over high heat; grill 3 minutes, turning pork on all sides. Place pork over medium heat; grill 15 minutes, turning pork occasionally. Baste with 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce mixture; grill 5 minutes or until thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink), turning pork occasionally.

  • Place pork on a platter; brush with reserved 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce mixture. Cover with foil; let stand 5 minutes.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

196 calories; calories from fat 21%; fat 4.5g; saturated fat 1.5g; mono fat 1.8g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 8.4g; fiber 1.3g; cholesterol 80mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 566mg; calcium 24mg.
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