Easy Coffee Marinade recipe, a great marinade for beef or pork and can also be boiled down for a delicious coffee sauce for meat!
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This coffee marinade for meat is ready in no time! It’s a great way to add a little flavor to your beef and pork this winter. Add some potatoes and vegetables and you have yourself the best comfort meal for this time of year.
Hard to believe Thanksgiving is 2 weeks from today! It’s been a long week but I know I have so much to be thankful for. Breaks my heart that so many people around the world aren’t so lucky and struggle to get by.
When World Vision contacted me about their organization and gift catalog I couldn’t help but feel thankful for all that they do and knew I had to collaborate with them. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization and partners with children, families, and their communities to help tackle poverty and injustice.
They have a beautiful gift catalog where you can make donations as well as buy medicine, clean water, food, animals, etc. for those in need. Also in the catalog is a variety of beautiful items that would make fabulous gifts this holiday season.
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There’s also this beautiful Upcycled Artisan Bowl and Tree of Life Votive Holder. The Artisan Bowl would be fabulous on a table for decoration or even with a towel for serving bread. The Votive Holder is now on our mantle and is lovely as well!
Know any coffee lovers? Also in the gift catalog is History’s First Coffee Blend and Olive Wood Scoop and African Bag. It would make a perfect holiday or hostess gift!
Please be sure to visit their gift catalog online and see all the beautiful things they offer and consider making a donation this holiday season to those in need around the world.
Ok, let’s talk about this Easy Coffee Marinade! I got inspired from the delicious coffee above. This Easy Coffee Marinade really is quick and easy. You mix all the ingredients including coffee, molasses, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, thyme, and pepper in a bowl and that’s it!
This is a great marinade for pork chops, pork tenderloin, or a wide variety of other cuts of pork and beef. Great for steaks!
Place your meat in a resealable bag and cover with the coffee marinade. Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator. Depending on the cut of meat, marinate a few hours or overnight.
If it’s a tough cut of meat you may need to marinate a little longer. It really will depend on the cut you choose. I used pork tenderloins and left the pork in the coffee marinade in the fridge for a few hours but overnight probably would have been even better.
When you’re ready to cook, drain the marinade into a small saucepan and pat the meat dry. Cook the meat as you wish. Meanwhile, bring the marinade to a boil and boil until reduced about 10-15 minutes. Be sure to bring to a boil so you kill any bacteria from the raw meat! Serve the coffee sauce with your meat.
I hope you enjoy this Easy Coffee Marinade recipe too!
Easy Coffee Marinade Recipe
- 2 cups prepared coffee cooled
- 1 cup molasses
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, up to a few days.
- To use, place meat (about 2-4 pounds of pork or beef) in a resealable bag, cover with marinade, seal bag, and place in refrigerator. Marinate a few hours or depending on the type of meat marinate overnight. Drain marinade from bag into a small saucepan, pat meat dry, and cook meat as desired.
- Place saucepan with marinade over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced, about 10-15 minutes. Serve with meat.
SNAPPY TIPS: The thyme really gives the marinade a unique and great flavor. You may want to add more or less depending on how much you like thyme.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of molasses you could use brown sugar.
Other marinades and sauces you may enjoy: