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

BRC Bacon Jam

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. I spent the Summer of 2012 working in Houston. Most of that time was spent between office building and hotels with plenty of sweaty commutes in between. At night, I had a small group of friends that liked to meet up on Washington Avenue. My favorite place of all was a gastropub called BRC which had a great menu, great drinks, and a terrifying bathroom. My favorite thing was the bacon jam. They would serve it on burgers and sandwiches,… Read More »BRC Bacon Jam