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Jazz up your BBQ with this Spicy Orange and Coffee BBQ Sauce! There is a touch of citrus blended in a sweet and spicy sauce and a punch of coffee flavor to make this star at your next BBQ.

Orange coffee barbecue sauce and a quart jar with coffee beans sprinkled around the jar

This is an easy BBQ sauce to make, just put all the ingredients in a pot and simmer for 45 minutes. Serve with pork, chicken, beef, or fish, it will complement them all. 

If you like cooking with coffee, be sure and try my BBQ Coffee Dry Rub recipe. BBQ Coffee Dry Rub is the perfect rub for kicking up your chicken, beef, or pork. It infuses your taste buds with a sweet slightly nutty flavor and can be kicked up with some heat if you double up on the cayenne pepper. 


  • If you are not a big cumin fan, you can back off the seasoning to only 2 tablespoons.
  • Try switching out some of the chili powder for mace. Mace is perfect where nutmeg would be too heavy. It pairs well with the orange in this recipe.


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Spicy Orange coffee barbecue sauce in a pint jar with a pastry brush dipped into the sauce
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Spicy Orange and Coffee BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 5 cups
Sweet and spicy with a punch of coffee flavor will make this Spicy Orange and Coffee BBQ Sauce jazz up all your BBQ meals.

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

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  • Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
  • Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low for 45 min.
  • Stir occasionally to be sure it is not sticking to bottom of pan.
  • Cool to room temperature before serving
  • Leftovers will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator
Cuisine: American
Author: Gina Dickson

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