Coffee Barbecue Sauce

"An easy to make tasty barbecue sauce made with cold coffee. It keeps well for a long time in a glass jar in refrigerator. Use as a sauce for precooked chicken wings or ribs in the oven. Or cook raw wings as directed below. Sauce can also be used for pork chops or spareribs or any recipe calling for barbecue sauce. Easy to make with readily available ingredients. A good way to use up leftover coffee. Time given is to make the sauce only and the yield is an estimate."
photo by diner524 photo by diner524
photo by diner524
photo by Marsha D. photo by Marsha D.
photo by Marsha D. photo by Marsha D.
photo by Marsha D. photo by Marsha D.
Ready In:
4 cups




  • Place all sauce ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a full boil; reduce heat to simmer and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Pour sauce over raw wings.
  • Bake for 1 or 2 hours at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until done, basting occasionally.

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  1. diner524
    This is a nice and tangy bbq sauce from the lemon juice and vinegar. I made half the recipe and made it with 2 chicken thighs that I grilled for dinner. Would love to try this again but add in salt, pepper, garlic and a little hot sauce. Thanks for sharing foodtvfan. Made for comfort cafe event.
  2. Cleatuslives
    When I first tasted this sauce, I thought it was rather bland. But the grilled chicken was superb! I brined the chicken for two hours, then marinated it in the barbeque sauce overnight. It got rave reviews from everyone.
  3. Marsha D.
    Who would of thought using cold coffee in a barbecue sauce and being so Delicious? WoW! We loved it! I made chicken wings and baked them in the oven as stated in recipe. Next time I want to try pork ribs and chicken breast on the grill :) Made for the Month of March Photo Challenge. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful sauce.
  4. patricemarion
    This is the recipe my Mom has used all my life and the only one I will ever use. It is a strange combination of ingredients, but believe me the taste is fabulous. delicious on ribs or pork buttons


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