This easy coffee rubbed steak blend is sweet, earthy, and has that coffee kick you'll love! Don't be surprised if this coffee rub recipe becomes a staple in your pantry!
I love how this flavorful steak rub is so quick and easy to whip up, and there is a high probability that you already have all of the simple ingredients for it at home. The sweet and savory flavor can bring any steak to the next level.
The coffee crusted steak rub recipe is perfect for any steaks going on the grill, or being made in the kitchen. When I'm not grilling steak, my favorite way to make a steak is by cooking it from frozen. I'm serious. If you haven't checked out my recipe for how to cook a frozen steak, you need to check it out.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Steaks - Your favorite cut of steak will work well. I love this rub on ribeye steak, filet mignon, t-bone, and sirloin steak. It can even be used on cuts like prime rib, or even pork chops.
- Ground coffee - Fresh ground coffee beans always taste better than pre-ground coffee.
- Table salt - Sea salt is a great substitute.
- Brown sugar
- Paprika - Smoked paprika is a really good substitute.
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Black pepper - Fresh ground black pepper is best.
How to make it
Your coffee crusted steak dry rub is easy to prepare. Simply mix together the rub ingredients: coffee grounds, salt, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper in a small bowl. It is now ready to be generously rubbed on both sides of the steaks.
You can cook your steaks using your preferred method. This works great for grilling steaks, or cooking them in a large skillet in your kitchen. I recommend letting the steaks rest until they reach room temperature, then searing them over high heat to form a nice crust, while letting the interior stay nice and juicy. A few minutes per side should be sufficient, but the total time will vary depending on the thickness of your steaks.
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Coffee Rubbed Steak
- Combine all seasonings together.
- Rub steaks generously on both sides.
- Grill steak for 3-5 minutes per side over high heat, or until they reach your desired doneness.
- Let steaks rest 5 minutes before cutting.
This recipe was originally published on July 22, 2015, here on FoxValleyFoodie.com.