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Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Coffee has long been a secret ingredient in prize-winning barbecue sauces. Try this sauce as a dip for vegetarian chicken strips, brush it over grilled tofu, or stir an 8-oz. package of shredded seitan into it for barbecue sandwiches.

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Coffee has long been a secret ingredient in prize-winning barbecue sauces. Try this sauce as a dip for vegetarian chicken strips, brush it over grilled tofu, or stir an 8-oz. package of shredded seitan into it for barbecue sandwiches.

Servings
1

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard

Preparation

Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion 5 minutes, or until soft. Add cumin, chili powder, garlic, and paprika, and cook 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Stir in remaining ingredients and 1 cup water. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Strain into bowl, and discard solids. Refrigerate overnight to let flavors develop. Use on tofu or seitan, or stir into baked beans.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 108
  • Carbohydrate Content 20 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 481 mg
  • Sugar Content 14 g