Melinda’s Coffee BBQ Sauce Review
Melinda’s Coffee BBQ Sauce – There’s an extremely complex set of tastes going on with Melinda’s Coffee BBQ Sauce. Being a coffee lover, I believe that coffee is a fine taste enhancer for just about anything, and barbecue sauce would have been high on my list of things to use it in. I wouldn’t have been wrong. Coffee is the perfect additive to a barbecue sauce, as Melinda’s Coffee BBQ Sauce very quickly establishes.
Melinda’s Coffee BBQ Sauce was inspired by the winning recipe in 2002 contest. It’s no wonder it was a winner. The complex tastes here are due to a wide range of ingredients that work well to enhance whatever meat you decide to barbecue with. The sauce works equally well with pork, beef, and poultry.
The ingredients include brown sugar, onions, molasses apple vinegar, and two full Melinda sauces, Melinda’s XXXtra Hot Pepper Sauce and Melinda’s Chipotle Sauce, both of which contain a variety of superb ingredients themselves. There’s chipotle and jalapeno peppers, line juice, carrots, habaneros, banana vinegar, mustard, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, and allspice. This massive combination of ingredients, along with the Costa Rican coffee, produces a thick, chunky sauce that has a sweet-smoky flavor so pleasing to the palate you’ll want to spoon it up and eat it.
I broiled a couple of t-bones and used Melinda’s Coffee BBQ as a dipping sauce. The medium rare steak dipped into this barbecue sauce tasted excellent. The flavor of Melinda’s Coffee BBQ Sauce is actually very much like an A-1 type steak sauce, but with better body and a sweeter note. I would probably use this sauce more along these lines than as a barbecue sauce.
If you don’t enjoy the taste of coffee, Melinda’s is still a good sauce to try. The coffee provides a flavorful foundation, but it isn’t like it is so featured that it takes away from any of the other ingredients. The coffee just seems to be a natural complement to meat.
Thinking this may be too adult tasting for kids, I let my son try it on a hotdog, straight from the bottle. He loved it. The sweet overtone was a big attraction.
If you find yourself looking for a barbecue sauce that truly is different from all the rest, Melinda’s Coffee BBQ Sauce is a treat. It’s unlike any other barbecue sauce I’ve ever tasted and versatile enough to use on a regular basis, either for barbecues or as a meat sauce on your plate.
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