December 21, 2023 2 min read


Lisa Huff, the culinary mastermind behind Snappy Gourmet, brings a fresh and imaginative approach to making cooking both fun and accessible. Established in 2010, Snappy Gourmet is a go-to destination for original recipes and travel tips. Lisa's unique touch has earned her recognition on major platforms like Cooking Channel, Food Network, and Huffington Post. 

As an award-winning home chef, cookbook author, and versatile creator, Lisa collaborates with renowned brands like Good Housekeeping Magazine and Cooking Channel. Her cookbook, "Kid Chef Bakes," published in 2017, showcases her talent for making baking enjoyable for young chefs. Lisa, with a background in finance, left the corporate world to follow her passion and resides in Wilton, Connecticut, infusing her culinary projects with a laid-back yet energetic flair.


  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Total:  20 mins
  • Serves: 3 1/2 cups


  • 2 cups prepared coffee cooled
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    1. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, up to a few days.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    Easy Coffee Marinade Recipe - quick meat marinade for beef or pork |