Rubbed into meats before cooking or stirred into marinades and glazes, the smokey, deep characteristics of freshly ground coffee provide a perfect foil to hearty meat flavors. From sweet and savory combinations like Coffee and Brown Sugar Bacon to flavor-rich dishes like Coffee-Marinated Short Ribs, there really is a coffee-kicked recipe for everyone.
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We compiled our eight favorite meaty, coffee-using recipes from the What's Cookin' recipe database, and threw in two sweet dishes to go with them. Dinner and dessert! Give some a try and let us know what you think. You won't be disappointed, we promise.
Coffee and Brown Sugar Bacon
Pork Tenderloin with Costa Rican Coffee Glaze
Coffee-Brined Chicken Drumsticks
Coffee-Marinated Short Ribs
Rib-Eye Steaks Rubbed with Coffee and Cocoa
Coffee-Braised Spoon Lamb
Coffee-Rubbed Cheeseburgers with Texas BBQ Sauce
Coffee and Molasses Brined Pork Chops
Coffee-Caramel Crème Brûlée
Jamaican Coffee Brownies with Pecans