Story Coffee Bourbon Sirloin Tips

One of the amazing drinks on the Story Coffee menu is their Whiskey Latte. I have created an amazing Sirloin Tips recipe inspired by this standout coffee drink.


Story 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
  • ½ c Don Guyamo brewed coffee
  • ¼ c bourbon (and a shot for the chef)
  • 1 c tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


Story 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. Let this go for a while, you will start to smell and see the change.
  • Add tomato sauce and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cool sauce completely.


  • Marinate sirloin tips in sauce for 8-24 hours.
    • Pro Tip: I drop and ice cube into the marinade
      to ensure it’s still not too hot for the beef
  • Place tips in an aluminum pan and cover.
  • Preheat Traeger to 225º – Super Smoke.
  • Remove from grill when meat thermometer inserted into thickest part reads 130°F.
  • Rest for at least 10 minutes.
  • Serve over rice, or mashed potatoes, or skewer with some grilled veggies for a nice presentation.