Coffee Rubbed New York Strip is one of my favorites ways to make grilled steak. I am sure if you have been to any steakhouse recently you have seen coffee rubbed steak on the menu.
This coffee rub is really a great complement to red meat because it has very rich, acidic and slightly sweet flavor that fits perfectly.
The coffee rub yields about 1/2 cup so you can use it on some more steak, roasts or a slow-cooked brisket. Just store in an airtight container to keep the coffee rub fresh.
This recipe calls for new york strip but really you can use any cut of steak that you want. My husband and I like to eat this coffee rub steak with a several sides like my chipotle smashed sweet potatoes or even a hearty kale salad.
Lastly, I would highly recommend a meat thermometer for this recipe so you can temp the steak to your preference. This chart is a great reference because it can really help minimize an over-cooked or even under-cooked steak.
Coffee Chili Rub
- 3 Tbsp ground coffee, medium grind
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp granulated garlic
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 tsp salt (I prefer pink Himalayan)
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1lb New York Strip
- 2–3 Tbsp Coffee Chili Rub
- Add all of the rub ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine. Store in an airtight container.
- Pull the steak out of the refrigerator and coat both sides with 2-3 teaspoons of coffee chili rub.
- Let sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
- Preheat the grill to 450.
- Place on the grill and let cook 5-7 minutes a side or until it reaches your desired temperature.
- Let set for 3-5 minutes and then serve.
- The rub yields about 1/2 cup. Feel free to taste the mixture and adjust to your personal taste. You may want more or less coffee flavor.
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