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Coffee Rubbed Steak (or Roast!)

Turn on all of your tastebuds with this bold and spicy rub. The amazing flavor is super simple to achieve. Only you need to know how easy it is to serve up such a spectacular entree!


  • 2 tablespoons ancho chille powder

  • 2 tablespoons finely ground coffee beans

  • 5 teaspoons dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon smoked spanish paprika

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander, ground

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard powder

  • 1 teaspoon finely ground red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon ginger, ground

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • two New York strip steaks or a pair of your favorite steaks


  • Mix ancho chile powder, ground coffee, brown sugar, paprika, dried oregano, pepper, coriander, mustard, chile de árbol powder, ginger, and 1 Tbsp. salt in a small bowl.

  • Season steaks with salt, then coat with 5 tsp. spice rub per steak (save any extra rub for your next steak). Place on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet and chill uncovered 3–6 hours in the refrigerator.

  • About 75 minutes before serving:  Let steaks sit 1 hour to come to room temperature, which will help them cook quickly and more evenly.

  • Heat avocado oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high (the oil should JUST begin to smoke)  Cook steaks 1 - 2 minutes or so on each side to create a nice crust. On thicker steaks,  don't forget to use tongs to sear the sides!  Use the "hand test" to determine when your steak is done rather than using a probe thermometer.

  • Transfer to a plate, cover, and allow to sit, covered, about 5 minutes for the the juices to reabsorb and for the temperature to equalize.

  • Not familiar with the hand test?  Click here for a great explanation!


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