Coffee-Infused Steak

"Since coming to America I have been introduced to some pretty wicked flavors. But none speak more truthful to the US of A like BBQ. Personally, I don't usually do a lot to a steak, salt and pepper is all that is needed, but sometimes I get inspired but things such as a dry rub and when it comes to the bitterness of coffee you will see exactly what I mean."
photo by Dan Churchill photo by Dan Churchill
photo by Dan Churchill photo by Dan Churchill
photo by Dan Churchill photo by Dan Churchill
photo by Dan Churchill photo by Dan Churchill
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  • Preheat oven to 390 degrees F.
  • Spread out Brussel sprouts onto a baking tray, do the same for the sweet potatoes. Drizzle each with 2 Tbsp of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15-25 minutes or until golden (you can turn or shake ever 7 minutes to get even color).
  • 20 minutes prior to cooking bring your steak out of the fridge and cover all over with the coffee rub. Season both sides with salt and allow to come to room temperature.
  • Add 2 Tbsp oil to a searing hot pan (preferably cast iron) and add your steak, it will be a seriously winning sizzle. Cook steak on each side for 45 seconds, add in your butter, garlic and thyme then turn every 15 seconds for a further 3-4 minutes basting the butter over the steak.
  • If pan is oven proof pop in the oven, or transfer to a roasting tray, and cook for 5 minutes (Each steak is different, but for medium rare you want it to be soft but spring back once touched in the center).
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 6-8 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with your favorite sides (mine are Sweet Potato Fries and Roasted Balsamic.
  • Brussels Sprouts).

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  1. This Coffee-Infused steak is awesome. I found leaving it set marinated over night is awesome ! !
  2. Yum!!! Yes coffee.
  3. I followed this recipe with a porterhouse steak and it turned out fantastic. Using fresh ground coffee is best, and I let the rub sit on the steak for 24 hours before. Make sure you adjust the cooking time for the thickness of the steak if you want medium rare.


Food, cooking, surfing, wine, travel and fitness is what chef Dan Churchill lives for. Born in Sydney, Australia, Dan now resides in New York City where his mission is to make people happy through food.
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