It’s August and we don’t know about you but we’ve just about exhausted our cache of exciting BBQ recipes. It’s time to rev the steaks and burgers up a notch and we know no better way to do that than to add some java to the Que.
Give these recipes a shot and let us know how they were. If you have any other ideas please post them in the comments- we’d love to hear how you’re doing your queing this summer!
Coffee Barbecue Sauce (adapted from Chef Micheal Lomonaco)
Use this delicious sauce as either a marinade or finishing sauce on pork, beef or chicken
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup brewed espresso or strong, dark coffee
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped, about 1 cup
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- 3 fresh hot chili peppers seeded
- 2 Tbs hot dry mustard mixed with 1 tablespoon warm water
- 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbs ground cumin
- 2 Tbs chili powder
Place all of the ingredients in a small pot and simmer over medium heat. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Allow the mixture to cool then puree in blender or food processor. The sauce can remain covered in the fridge for up to two weeks.
If dry rubs are more your style give this recipe a shot:
Coffee Dry Rub: Best used on pork shoulder, beef brisket or other large cuts. We are listing the ingredients in parts as it will vary depending on the size of the cuts you are preparing.
- 3 parts coffee
- 2 parts brown sugar
- 1 part ground cumin
- 1 part chili powder
- 1 part ground coriander
- 1 part cocoa (unsweetened)
Lightly oil the meat and cover with the rub. Allow the meat to stand for an hour or so to maximize the flavor.
In other HCT news, if you read this blog last week then you know that Tim and Donna’s daughters Katie (11) and Madison (8) competed in the SOS4KIDS triathlon this past Sunday. We are very proud to announce that both girls did wonderfully. Madison, who was competing for the first time, finished 2nd in her age class.
Katie, who has competed in the SOS several times before, was in the older division for the first year. Her swim portion was great and she ran a 7 minute mile however, the bike portion of her race was something out of a comedy of errors. Having trained the day before Katie arrived at the race on Sunday with a flat tire. How was it that not one of the other 115 other riders had a patch kit? Well, it may be a statistical anomaly but it’s true. And the bike shops in New Paltz are all closed on Sunday as well. Suffice to say that Katie did get on her bike but getting her there involved a whole slew of nail biting last minute maneuvers, a good dose of team work and a little divine intervention. We’re mighty proud of our Triathletes!
Photo courtesy of: Smokercooking.com