Spicy Coffee-Rubbed Grilled Steak

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons ground coffee (freshly ground if possible)
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Aleppo red pepper (may also use cayenne)
  • 2 teaspoons chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 pounds beef tenderloin, in 6 portions
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Cooking Instructions

  • Prepare coffee rub by combining first 8 ingredients in medium bowl. 
  • Crush any lumps of sugar or cocoa, to create a fine blend. May be made in advance, kept in a tight jar, for up to 4 weeks.
  • One hour before grilling steak, allow meat to sit at room temperature. 
  • Brush surface of each steak with olive oil before rubbing with coffee mixture. 
  • Prepare grill for medium-high heat.
  • Place steaks on hot grill, and cook until desired doneness, at least 5 minutes per side.
  • Internal meat temperature should read between 140F and 180F. 
  • Let meat rest before serving, ideally in a pan so that juices may gather. 
  • Serve by slicing if desired, and pour pan juices over meat.
Diana Scalia

Diana Scalia

Your Chef and Tour Maestra

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