Don’t throw out the extra java in your coffee pot. That morning cup of joe can be used in a variety of savory and sweet recipes. The deep and earthy flavors of coffee pair perfectly with beef dishes and can balance out the sweet and spicy notes in barbecue sauce. For baking, the roasted beans bring can bring out the chocolate flavor of decadent chocolate desserts. And although the beans have already been roasted, warming them in a dry skillet before grinding them accentuates their flavor.
With so many delicious ways to cook with coffee, we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with recipes that include coffee and here are some of the highlights:
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
This classic recipe uses rich chocolate and brewed espresso for a decadent dessert.
Mocha Marinated Steak with Peach Salsa Recipe
Marinating steak in coffee adds a burst of earthy flavor.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.