When we think of BBQ sauce, images pop into our heads – of days gone by grilling and family gatherings in the backyard. It is easy to go to the store and pick up a couple of bottles of BBQ sauce, it is equally simple to make your own from scratch. The difference is that your homemade sauce will not only taste better but will most likely be healthier than anything you can buy in stores. The trick is finding that perfect BBQ sauce recipe. The first step is to decide what type of BBQ sauce interests you, then if your backyard BBQ has a theme. If thats the case, use that when creating the sauce. The second step is deciding on what kind of meat will be used – beef, lamb, pork, poultry, or seafood will all need different types of sauce to not drown their natural flawors. Making your own BBQ sauce is the way to go if you want something more special for your BBQ. Today I want to show you one of my favorite recipes. You can use it for any kind of meat but stay away from using it with any kind of seafood or fish.
Fiery Searing Espresso BBQ Sauce
Yield: 2 cups
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
• 4 fl oz fresh espresso
• 8 fl oz tomato ketchup
• 4 fl oz white wine vinegar
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
• 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
• 3 red hot chili peppers
• 2 tablespoons mustard powder mixed in a tablespoon warm water
• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tablespoons ground cumin
• 2 tablespoons chili powder
Step one is to use the other liquids to dilute the ketchup gently add the liquids in order to ensure that it doesn’t create lumps in the final sauce.
Step two add the ketchup to a saucepan and gradually stir in the vinegar and then do the same with the espresso.
Step three add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and slowly increase the heat, bring the BBQ sauce to a boil continue to stir so that the sauce does not burn. Cover and slowly reduce heat and let simmer for half an hour and then take it off the heat. Stir the BBQ sauce periodically so the sauce will not burn.
Step four allow the sauce to cool a next gently pour the sauce into a food processor and give it a couple of spins to form a nice smooth sauce.
The robust flavored coffee provides an added kick to strong flavored meats. The fiery BBQ sauce doesn’t receive its punch of spicy goodness from the coffee; it is the combination of ingredients that provides the explosion of yummy goodness in your mouth. This BBQ sauce will appease not just the coffee lovers out there, it provides that extra punch of flavor. One thing I want to mention though is that this sauce is definitively not healthier than what you can buy in stores. This is due to the ketchup which will have lots of sugar and stabelizers. If you want to make a healther version, try making ketchup yourself!