By Queen Dragon Mom on September 10, 1999
Photo by PaulaG
Photo by PaulaG
"It's great to know folks like this sauce so much! I wish I could take credit for it but it was adopted after the original member left. Thank you, all, just the same. I have made the recipe with regular brewed coffee but highly recommend the espresso. In a pinch use strong instant if you have nothing else. The acid of the coffee balances the sweetness of the other ingredients."
Serving Size: 1 (1401 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This was an excellent sauce! I did cut it in half and still have some left for next time. It was really tangy and BH really liked it. He was the one who braved the cold and went outside to cook it on the grill after I had marinaded two ribs for about an hour. I gave him some extra sauce to baste with and all turned out well. The time it took to prepare and the long list of ingredients used was well worth it. I may even try this during the winter as a slow roast or even a crockpot recipe for ribs as I still have quite a few of them in the freezer."
"This sauce is amazing. I have been looking for a recipe for a sauce similar to the sauce served at my favorite hometown rib joint. This is the closest thing I have found. I followed the recipe and only added 1/4 cup of bourbon."
"LOVED the flavor of this sauce! It's cool and rainy outside so I used it to baste some oven-roasted pork chops. It is simple to put together and so TASTY! I don't think I'm ever gonna buy it in a bottle again :)"
"Other than leaving out the dry mustard, made recipe as posted. Great Sauce !! Used it on some drumsticks tonight as they were on sale.. It definately beats some of the store brand names. Made for I recommend."
"Awesome recipes. I have used it several times now."
"Dh wanted to buy a bbq sauce, but I said that's for wimps - the sauce they sell is basically overpriced ketchup. I figured I'd find an easy 2-ingredient recipe, but instead, happened upon this one. Far more effort than the 2-ingredient recipe would have been, but the taste is subtle, complex and delightful. Yes, there's ketchup in it, but also a nice interplay of flavours that I'm sure will be a hit at our chicken BBQ tonight. Thanks!"
"This is great. I made fresh espresso and did half the recipe. I used red onion and omitted the garlic. I didn't have hot dry mustard so used plain dry mustard. I used it on chicken breasts. But I have enough leftover to try on something else. Thanks Queen Dragon Mom :) Made for When it's hot event"
"Really good, flavorful. Nice and thick. I used only 1 each of the cumin and chili powder, will use 2 T. next time because it seemed a little too sweet."
"Why would anyone buy barbecue sauce when this can be done in minutes? It has a very nice blending of flavors. It is very thick and rich. Made for When It's Hot/When Its Not in the Diabetic Forum."
"What a great BBQ sauce! My DW made it and I slathered it on chicken for grill. All my kids raved about it, so we will use this often this summer. Next time I plan to try it on some ribs!"
"Very nice flavored bbq sauce! We enjoyed it on our ribs and chicken."
"What flavor! Used on chicken and my son grabbed what was left of the sauce to take home. Can't wait to try this on ribs now. Made for the Comfort Cafe, a tag game."
"Outstanding! The only change I made was add 2 Tblsp water (rather than add 1 Tblsp water to dry mustard). Didn't have expresso so made a strong pot of coffee and added that. Fabulous flavor - deep and rich. We're going to have this one alot. Thanks!"
"I've used this on chicken and ribs now and it always gets rave reviews. This is one of the few recipes I wouldn't dare to tweak - - its great just the way it is!"
"Made this sauce to go on some bbq chicken. Everone loved it! Thanks Queen Dragon Mom. Ann"
"Everyone loved it! I have to admit that barbecue sauce with coffee just didn't sound right, but we needed barbecue sauce and had all the right ingredients for this one. WOW! The whole family was raving over the barbecue sauce (and wanted to know the brand and store where we bought it!) Even grandma, who was sure that it would be too spicy for her, asked for more to dip her barbecued ribs into. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"This is a great sauce! The only change I made was to substitute apple cider vinegar for the red wine vinegar. Next time I think I'm going to mix in chipotle powder with the chili powder for a smokey kick."
"This was super quick and easy to make. It has a wonderful, rich flavour and is equally nice for a brush on sauce on the grill or a slow cook method. I added a small drop of liquid smoke flavour and extra garlic. I've made this many times since I first found the recipe and everyone LOVES it. Use it on any meat, it's great!"