I love coffee. Anyone who knows me knows that I can drink coffee all day, every day. I drink it black and I like it strong. But, there are a lot of other things that you can do with coffee. It isn't just a beverage.
I hope that you will give some of these recipes a try. I think that you will like them if you do! Let me know.
The first recipe is a marinade for fajitas. You can also use this marinade for beef, not just for fajitas.
The second recipe is a sweet one! It's Kahlua pumpkin pie. However, if you don't have Kahlua or don't want to use it, you can substitute regular, strong coffee.
I love the third recipe. It's coffee barbeque sauce. Coffee gives it a different kind of flavor. I think you will like this one.
The last recipe is coffee and cream brownies. This one uses instant coffee. If you don't have instant at home, buy a good brand. You won't like this if you use cheap, off brand coffee.
Coffee Fajitas Marinade
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brewed coffee
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced or put through a garlic press
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Makes enough for 2 pounds of meat.
Combine all ingredients in a large plastic zipper bag. Add up to 2 pounds of chicken or skirt steak, cut into strips. Seal the bag and let the meat marinate for at least 1 hour and as long as 24 hours before grilling or sautéing.
Kahlua Pumpkin Pie
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup Kahlua or other coffee liqueur
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups canned pumpkin
2 large eggs, beaten
Kahlua Cream Topping (Recipe follows)