Coffee Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Description:  Step up your summer grilling game with this homemade BBQ sauce! Spicy, smoky and complex with a boozy punch, this coffee-bourbon BBQ sauce perfectly complements any grilled meat. After one taste, I have no doubt this will become your new favorite BBQ sauce.

  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves grated or minced
  • ¾ cup brewed coffee or long black
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup unsulphured molasses not blackstrap
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon The Feedlot Mexicue
  • ¼ cup bourbon
      1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the tomato sauce and paste until it becomes one cohesive mixture.
      2. Stir in the garlic, coffee, apple cider vinegar, molasses, maple syrup, dark brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and The Feedlot Mexicue. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Continue to simmer until the mixture slightly thickens, stirring often to prevent burning. If necessary, you can turn down the heat but maintain a simmer. Cooking time generally takes about 15-20 minutes.
      3. Turn off heat. Stir in bourbon. Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
        Hot Tip:
        • If you like a more mustard based sauce, try mixing 1:3 ratio French's American yellow mustard with the above.  This gives it a tangy vinegar taste and cuts through some of the sugar!