Flank Steak With Coffee-Peppercorn Marinade

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Coffee has a remarkable affinity with beef. Here, it is complemented by balsamic vinegar, garlic and crushed peppercorns. I found this at eatingwell.com. Note: Time doesn't include marinating. I marinated my overnight and it worked out well, very tasty!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk coffee, vinegar, oil, sugar, garlic, peppercorns and salt in a glass dish large enough for meat to lie flat. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
  2. Heat grill to high.
  3. Remove steak from marinade (discard marinade). Lightly oil grill rack (see Tip). Place steak on grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain and serve.
  4. Tip.
  5. To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.


Most Helpful

I marinated the steaks overnight and this did come out great. The coffee is magical! Thanks for a great marinade.

Paka February 19, 2012

Great marinade! I used a mix of pink, green and black peppercorns. The coffee is a nice flavor on the steak. I had to oven-broil since it is winter, but looking forward to grilling this during the summer. Made for Best of 2011 game.

Outta Here February 05, 2012

I absolutely loved this! I only marinated for about 4 hours, and it still turned out wonderful. I had a two pound flank steak and doubled all the marinade ingredients except the brown sugar...I used 1 1/2 tbsp of that. I can't wait to have a delicious sandwich later! This is going in the keeper file...definitely 5 Stars!

breezermom September 11, 2011

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