- 2 tablespoons finely ground coffee use your favorite coffee beans
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder adjust to your spice preference
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper adjust to your spice preference
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium-sized steak cuts such as ribeye, New York strip, or sirloin
- In a mixing bowl, combine the finely ground coffee, brown sugar, smoked paprika, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
- Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. This helps the rub adhere better to the meat.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the steaks and rub it evenly on both sides.
- Sprinkle the coffee rub mixture generously over both sides of each steak. Use your hands to press the rub into the meat, ensuring it adheres well.
- Let the seasoned steaks sit at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes. This allows the flavors to meld and the meat to come to room temperature, which promotes even cooking.
- Preheat your grill or a skillet over high heat. If using a skillet, you can also add a small amount of oil to prevent sticking.
- Once the grill or skillet is hot, place the steaks on it. For medium-rare steaks, cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or adjust the cooking time according to your desired level of doneness.
- Remove the steaks from the heat and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute and the steaks to remain tender.
- Slice and serve your coffee-rubbed steaks with your favorite sides or sauces. Enjoy!
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