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Super Bowl recipes: Texas-style barbecue sauce

Compliment whatever you're cooking for your Super Bowl party this Sunday by whipping up this Texas-style barbecue sauce. Quick and (seemingly) easy!

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If your team isn't either the Baltimore Ravens or San Francisco 49ers, one of the best parts about Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday is the incredible food that you should be eating. Parties across the country will be hosted with all kinds of dishes and snacks, far too many to try and narrow down here. Unfortunately, there isn't enough time to eat everything.

If we can operate under the assumption that your Super Bowl party will feature some sort of meat -- whether it be wings, hamburgers or something else -- then this recipe could serve to add a different taste option, and in a relatively quick amount of time, on the side of whatever the main course will be.

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From Rick Naug, owner of Apple Creek Timber Inc., of Edgewood, Wash., via MyWestTexas.com, here is a tasty-sounding recipe for a Texas-style barbecue sauce:

You'll need:

1 bottle of Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce

½ cup of brown sugar

1 ½ to 2 cups of strong, day-old black coffee

1 teaspoon hot sauce, habanero sauce or jalapeno sauce, depending on personal taste, but you get the idea

Roughly 1 tablespoon black strap molasses or 1 ounce of black strap rum

What to do:

Mix the bottle of barbecue sauce, brown sugar, 1 cup of the coffee and your choice of hot sauce in a pan. Heat this mix on medium for about 15 minutes, being sure to constantly stir until the sauce reduces down.

Next, add the molasses/black strap rum and remaining coffee, then continue cooking the mix over medium heat until the sauce comes together.

Serve, at room temperature, next to your meat of choice, though this sounds like it would be especially good with barbecued beef, possibly ribs, or chicken/chicken wings. But hey, it will probably taste awesome no matter what.

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