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Aaron Franklin’s Espresso Barbecue Sauce

Aaron Franklin is the master of Texas barbecue. This espresso based-sauce has a subtle coffee flavor and a sharp vinegar taste that cuts though fatty meat. For this recipe, I made the espresso using a moka pot. If you’re interested in how to use one of these, the guide by ChefSteps and James Hoffman is great. Ingredients: 1½ cups ketchup ½ cup white vinegar ½ apple cider vinegar ¼ dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder ¼ packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons of fresh espresso (optional)… Read More »Aaron Franklin’s Espresso Barbecue Sauce

Mumbo Sauce

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. Mumbo sauce (or is it mambo?) has always been a bit of mystery to me. Even living right across the river from the Washington, I don’t get a lot of exposure to it without searching it out. However, it seems like in the last few years it has surged in popularity and you are starting to see it in some unexpected places. Washington DC has its own style of late-night dining establishments that locals call “carryouts”. You can usually get… Read More »Mumbo Sauce