Black Jack Barbecue Sauce

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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Makes about 6 cups
Ratings (5)

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/475 mL chopped onions
  • 1 cup/240 mL strong black coffee, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups/360 mL ketchup
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL hot chili peppers, minced
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL chili powder
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL 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.