2 Savory Meals to Make with Coffee
- Tips and How To's
Coffee is more than just a tasty drink you make to wake up every morning. It's an excuse to take a break, a tasty after-dinner treat and a perfect focal point for many social events. On top of all of that, it's also a great ingredient for an invigorating twist on some of your favorite savory food. Here's how to incorporate coffee in your meals the next time you want to put something fun and filling on the menu.
Black Bean and Java Soup
Why opt for chicken noodle soup when you can have spicy black bean instead? This dish is especially unique because it infuses two very different kinds of beans: black and coffee. Brew a batch of fresh batch of java using your Mr. Coffee® Versatile Brew 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker and Hot Water Dispenser, and get to work.
- 1 pound dried black beans
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups brewed coffee
- 1 teaspoon salt
In a large pot, place beans, submerge them in cold water and cover with lid. Allow them to soak overnight. The next day, drain and rinse with water. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat and add in onion, pepper and garlic, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes. Add cumin, beans, water and coffee, then cover the pot. Bring it to a boil and stir occasionally for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and let simmer for about 1 1/2 hour. Uncover and add salt to taste. Pour half of the soup into a food processor and pulse until smooth, then add it to the remaining mixture. Stir and serve immediately.
Coffee Meat Marinade
Whether your meat of choice is pork or steak, you're sure to love the way it tastes covered in this smoky marinade.
- 1 tablespoon coffee grounds
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon apricot salt
- 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon table salt
- 1 pound pork or steak
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Mix the first seven ingredients in a large bowl. Cover both sides of the meat with olive oil and dip into coffee grounds mixture. Let sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove from the fridge and bake or broil as you normally would.