1 Caffeinated Steak You Will Love
Coffee Rubbed Steak
My LEO is definitely a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I have warmed up to the idea. Meaning, I will always have a special place in my heart for pasta. If we are going to have steak, his meat of choice, then I like it dressed up a little. More than the embarrassing ketchup I used to add on the side!
My LEO loves to cook meat. Grill it, smoke it, air fry it, you name it. We decided to spice things up a bit this week and add a coffee infused rub to our steak. TALK ABOUT NAILING IT. My LEO helped me on this one because he is the ultimate taste tester in our house. After both of us feeling absolutely exhausted from the work week and having 3 kids 5 and under, we needed a little caffeinated jolt in our dinner.
You can pick your favorite cut of meat. We like boneless ribeye for the thickness and cut. I trimmed off any excess fat. For the rub, we combined ground coffee from one Blue Angel Coffee Company K-Cup with various spices. It created the perfect blend of spice and coffee flavor.
For the rub:
-1/2 teaspoon of ground coffee from one Blue Angel Coffee Company K-Cup
-1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
-1/4 teaspoon of paprika
-1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
-pinch of salt and pepper
*Seasoning for 2 large size steaks, approximately 1 lb. each*
Mix all spices well. We massaged the rub into the steak evenly. Then my husband grilled it to each of our likings. He likes his practically moo-ing and I like mine nearly burned to a crisp. Either way, same delicious result and the rub held up to both grilling lengths. The steak was moist, flavorful, and I am proud to say, needed no ketchup. :)
The coffee flavor was subtle but added a small layer of caffeination to our perfectly trimmed ribeye steaks. We paired our steaks with baked sweet potatoes and sliced zucchini that we grilled in tin foil pouches. After a long week, I suggest you give this a try. It was quick, easy, clean eating!
2 HELPFUL HINTS:
~Using only 1/2 teaspoon of ground coffee from a BAC K-Cup will leave you with plenty of extra coffee. So store your extra coffee in a dated, ziploc bag and keep in the freezer. This will keep your coffee extra fresh for future use!
~Double or triple the seasoning amounts for the rub. Use what you need then save and store what you don’t! Great, time-saving tip!
Try it out and let us know what you think!
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