Hidden Kick Barbecue Sauce

Hidden Kick Barbecue Sauce

By: Kaitlyn K. - Byron Center, MI - 2017 Recipe Contest Submission

"I thought it would be great to give my dad a barbecue sauce that I came up with for Father's Day. He loved it and uses it on all his grilling meat and now he won't use any other barbecue sauce."


This is a fan-submitted recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Cafe.



Featured ingredient: Death's Door 10 oz. Bag Ground

  • 1 cup brewed Door County Death's Door Coffee Ground
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tbsp soy sauce


1. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan and bring to a boil
2. Reduce to a simmer cooking uncovered for 1 hour and 15 min, stirring often