Nothing beats a good steak. It really is one of my favorite things to eat. I usually opt for minimal seasoning on steak, just some salt and pepper and if I’m feeling really extravagant, some butter. Usually, with a good cut of meat, that’s all you need. With that said, sometimes you feel like kicking it up a notch. Why not try some coffee rubbed steak?
Coffee + steak – A match made in heaven
Coffee and steak always sounded like a good combination to me (who doesn’t love both?) but I never tried making a coffee rub before. I love mixing up new seasoning combinations and experimenting with spices, so this one was fun to come up with. I wasn’t sure how strong the coffee flavor would come through and was a little afraid that my first try would come off the grill tasting too much like gritty coffee grounds. Luckily, it didn’t.
A simple and elegant steak rub
This coffee rubbed steak is very simple to make and only has 8 ingredients. It has just a subtle taste of coffee that isn’t overpowering at all. The coffee flavor blends perfectly with the bold, smoky chipotle and other seasonings. It’s got a touch of sweet, a touch of spice, and the perfect dose of coffee flavor.
Coffee rubbed steak = Tons of flavor
We used skirt steak, but this rub would work on any cut of steak you are looking to take to the next level. Just prepare the spice rub, let it sit on your steak for 30 minutes to set in, and throw it on the grill. It’s really that easy to prepare a delicious steak with new depths of flavor.
Go ahead and make some coffee rubbed steak, you won’t regret it! Leave a comment below to let us know how it goes, and take a photo and tag us on Instagram @realsimplegood so we can check it out!
Coffee Rubbed Steak (Paleo + Keto)
- 1 lb grass-fed skirt, flank or flat iron steak
- 2 tbsp finely ground coffee (as finely ground as possible)
- 2 tsp coconut sugar (omit for whole30, can omit for Keto)
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground chipotle pepper
- Combine all seasoning ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
- Generously sprinkle the steak all over on both sides with the coffee spice rub and gently massage it in. Let steak stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare a grill for direct cooking over high heat.
- Cook steak directly over the flame, flipping halfway through cooking, until well browned. This is about 3 minutes per side to cook a thin skirt steak medium-rare. Adjust cooking time accordingly depending on the thickness of your steak and desired doneness.
- Transfer steak to a carving board and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Slice the steak across the grain and serve.