We love our coffee, there’s no doubt about that. Cooking with coffee is still a bit new to us. Until recently it never occurred to us that we cook add coffee to a recipe at home. Using coffee or coffee grounds can had a depth of flavor to a recipe that you can’t get from many other ingredients. In this post, we share our top recommendations for the best savory recipes for cooking with coffee.
And, if you are looking for fabulous coffee beans to brew at home, check out our post on the Best Espresso Beans.
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Savory Recipes With Coffee
If you are looking for tips on how to cook with coffee, look no further. There are loads of recommended recipes here. We will continue to update this list as we find new recipes, so subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.
This coffee rubbed sirloin tip roast is the perfect way to ‘WOW’ your family and friends during the holidays (or any other time of year!). Gently roasted and crusted with a hint of coffee, this sirloin tip roast is tender, juicy, and foolproof!
This coffee rubbed flank steak has such a smoky, rich, and delicious flavor. The combination of the flavors in the rub, married with the high heat on the grill or grill pan, creates an incredible flavor.
Think lamb chops are for special occasions only? Think again! These Coffee-Rubbed Lamb Chops take just 5 minutes to cook and make an easy everyday meal alongside Pumpkin Cinnamon Polenta with a bourbon sauce.
This classic recipe for chili for a crowd is the perfect option for a dinner party, pot luck, or a family meal. The flavor profile is updated with the addition of coffee, which adds a robust, rich flavor.
Easy Coffee Marinade recipe, a great marinade for beef or pork and can also be boiled down for a delicious coffee sauce for meat!
Do You Love Coffee As Much As We Do?
If you are looking to add coffee into recipes, that’s probably the case. Since moving to Spain we’ve become slightly addicted to making the perfect brew at home. We’ve done a lot of research on what that means. Check out these related posts all for coffee lovers like us:
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While most of us prefer our coffee hot and first thing in the morning, it is a highly versatile cooking ingredient. From marinades to baking, coffee can enhance a wide range of dishes. You can cook with coffee beans, ground coffee, or of course liquid coffee.
What does cooking with coffee do?
Coffee adds depth to dishes. Depending on how roasted the original coffee beans were, this depth of flavor is different. Acidic by nature, coffee is excellent for tenderizing meats, especially red meats.
What does coffee do to meat?
Coffee has strong natural acidic levels. Acid acts as a tenderizer when applied to meat. Therefore, you can use coffee to tenderize meat prior to cooking. A general suggestion is to apply the coffee to room-temperature meat approximately one hour before cooking. This will ensure the meat is at its most tender.
Amber Hoffman, food and travel writer behind With Husband In Tow, is a recovering attorney and professional eater, with a passion for finding new food and drink destinations. She lives with her husband, Eric, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Together over the last 20 years, they have traveled to over 70 countries. Amber is the author of the Food Traveler’s Guide to Emilia Romagna. She regularly lectures on social media marketing to travel professionals throughout Europe.