Ancho Coffee Dry Rub
- ½ cup Salt
- ½ cup Brown sugar
- ¼ cup Ancho chili powder
- ¼ cup Espresso Grind Coffee (very fine grind)
- ¼ cup Granulated garlic
- ¼ cup Ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Sprinkle generously on beef or pork for roasting or slow smoking, rubbing into the meat and coating all surfaces. You want the meat to be completely covered with the dark mixture. Allow to rest overnight before cooking whenever possible, especially if the meat is not marinated first.
How else can we use coffee in savory dishes? What about barbecue? I hate to give out family secrets, but coffee has played a major part in my father's secret barbecue sauce recipe for years. Not only does it give subtle nuances of flavor to the sauce, it also adds a rich color. The following recipe is a little bit of a variation from my father's sauce, so I guess I am in the clear.