Coffee-Rubbed Steak

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Recipe by Busters friend

Stashing this for summer use. From The Miami Herald - ''I love to grill beef tenderloin or rib-eye steaks rubbed with a Creole coffee rub,'' says Judith Fertig, co-author, with Karen Adler, of The BBQ Queens' Big Book of Barbecue (Harvard Common Press, 2005). ''The coffee gives you a hint of deep, dark umami [savoriness] that is absolutely delicious. It is great on less expensive cuts, too. On a flank steak, you could marinate it first in bottled Italian dressing, then pat it dry and rub it on.'' Spanish paprika, which has a smoky flavor, is sold at specialty shops, some supermarkets and online at

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare hot fire in grill.
  2. In small bowl, combine coffee, paprika, sugar, mustard, salt, peppers, oregano and cayenne. Brush steaks with olive oil and season both sides with rub. Grill steaks, covered, for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Cooking times vary depending on heat of fire and thickness of steaks. Makes 4 servings.

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