5 Dinner Recipes that Use Coffee as an Ingredient


It’s National Coffee Day today, and I’m sure many of you are celebrating with a special cup of joe. But have you ever thought about trying coffee in other recipes? If you like experimenting in the kitchen, we’ve found five main-dish recipes for you that involve coffee. [Note: Some of these are a little complicated, but they sound so delicious that we’re sure it’s worth the effort.]

1. Coffee-Spice Chicken and Fruit-Basil Salsa

The rich flavors of the coffee grounds mix well with the spices to give your taste buds a new kind of dinner adventure. The fruit salsa on the side can be altered depending on the season, too, so that your ingredients are always fresh and light.

2. Coffee-Rubbed Prime Rib Roast

If you’re a meat-lover and a coffee-lover, then there’s no better marriage of the two than this recipe for coffee-rubbed prime rib. And even better, it takes only five ingredients. Easy-peasy and super delicious!

3. Dry-Rubbed Salmon Tacos with Tomatillo-Avocado Slaw

Here’s a new way to enjoy a classic homemade taco. Pretty much all your ingredients are healthy and fresh, so it’s perfect for those who want to eat well without compromising taste. Plus, it’s pretty hard to go wrong when tacos are on the menu.

4. Java-Rubbed Steak with Grilled Peppers and Tomatoes

The sweet meatiness of the steak is perfectly balanced by the grilled vegetables that you can make as a side. If you don’t eat meat, this would probably still be a delicious recipe if you traded out the steak for a vegetarian equivalent.

5. Slow-Smoked Turkey with Cane Syrup-Coffee Glaze

If you like new twists on classic meals, this turkey recipe is definitely one to try. This would be a delicious Thanksgiving experiment if you get a larger turkey, but it’s also perfect for a regular Sunday-night dinner with the fam.

If you have any other recipes with coffee as an ingredient, or if you try one of these and love it, let us know in the comments! We can’t be the only ones who love to enjoy coffee whenever possible.

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