Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is excellent on a nice thick steak. Make sure to dry the meat before you apply. If the steak is thin, use sparingly. Makes enough for 4 steaks.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon coffee beans
  • 1 tablespoon white peppercorns
  • 18 teaspoon paprika
  • 12 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 12 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning or 1 tablespoon lawrys seasoning or 1 tablespoon all purpose seasoning


  1. Combine all ingredients in a spice or coffee grinder.
  2. Finely grind the mixture.
  3. Rub onto your favorite steak or tri-tip 30 minutes or more prior to cooking.


Most Helpful

This was just about the best tasting ribeye I've ever made. I used more garlic, and cheated by using the contents of a K-cup coffee pod because I didn't have any beans. The combination of flavors was so unexpected, yet they all worked to give a superb finish to the meat. I'm going to try it with chicken, too.

Welmoed Sisson July 10, 2009

This was wonderful!! Great idea to use coffee. We didn't have Old Bay and decided to substitute a Cincinnati chili rub for it. Also bringing the steaks to room temperature made for evenly cooked, juicy meat with that awesome caramelized crust. This is a winner!

vrvrvr October 14, 2012

This was good. I marinated a flank steak over night and then put it in homemade tortillas with some grilled red onions. Very good and will make again.

Chef rmshill May 30, 2011

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