Grilled Sirloin Tips with Coffee-Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This BBQ sauce recipe grew out of a camping trip. Chef Yankel was leaning over the fire, making his morning coffee. The bitter, nutty aroma of the roasted coffee mixed with the smell of the wood smoke – he was inspired. Add some vinegar and brown sugar, and you’ve got a thick sweet BBQ sauce that perfectly complements these grass-fed steak tips.

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Grilled Sirloin Tips with Coffee-Bourbon BBQ Sauce

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: BBQ
Protein: Beef
Cut: Steak Tips
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg ButcherBox Steak Tips, premium / sirloin
  • 2 12" bamboo skewers

Coffee-Bourbon BBQ Sauce Marinade

  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion small dice
  • ¼ c blackstrap molasses
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ½ c sherry vinegar
  • ¼ c brewed coffee
  • ¼ c bourbon
  • 1 c tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

Garnish

  • 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes before cooking.

Coffee-Bourbon BBQ Sauce Marinade

  • In small saucepan, add olive oil. Once oil is hot, add garlic and onions, and sauté on medium heat until translucent.
  • Add brown sugar and molasses and stir until melting. Add sherry vinegar, coffee, bourbon kosher salt and ground black pepper, then reduce by half.
  • Add tomato sauce and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cool sauce completely.

Grilling

  • Marinate steak tips in sauce for 5 minutes.
  • Place tips on skewers. Remove any excess marinade.
  • Preheat grill. If using open flame, wait for flames to die down. Right before grilling, make sure grill surface is extremely hot, then rub it down with an oil-soaked rag – we advise using tongs to hold the rolled-up rag.
  • For medium, place Sirloin Steak Tips at 45° angle across hottest part of the grill grates, then grill for 5 minutes per side, while rotating 90° every 2 ½ minutes. Keep your meat moving to ensure that it cooks evenly. Remove from grill when meat thermometer inserted into thickest part reads 130°F.
  • Rest for at least 8 minutes.
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Yankel Polak

Yankel Polak is the Head Chef at ButcherBox.