Coffee-Rubbed Steak


  • 1/2 tablespoon finely ground coffee or espresso
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound flank or skirt steak (or strip, tenderloin, or ribeye of preference)
  • Pico de gallo
  • 1 lime, quartered

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Preheat a grill, grill pan, or cast-iron skillet.

Step 2: Combine the coffee grounds with the chili powder, plus a few generous pinches of salt and pepper.

Step 3: Rub the spice mixture all over the steak.  Cook the beef for 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on thickness, until slightly firm but still yielding.

Step 4: Let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes, then slice thinly against the grain of the meat.  Serve with a big scoop of pico de gallo and a wedge of lime.

Enjoy this uniquely spiced steak from Eat This, Not That!