This is yet another recipe from the lovely and talented Ellie Krieger, from the book The Food You Crave. I knew when I saw this recipe that the combination of the espresso, chile powder, brown sugar and other seasonings would be a hit with my husband. The flavor was amazing, though the texture was a bit strange to me, as the coffee grounds, though finely espresso ground, are still very present. Still, this is definitely a recipe we'll make often through grilling season.
Cowboy Steak with Coffee and Ancho Rub, from The Food You Crave, by Ellie Krieger
1 1/2 t. ground ancho chile or regular chile powder
1 1/2 t. finely ground espresso coffee
1/2 t. dark brown sugar
1/4 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. ground coriander
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. ground black pepper
1 1/4 lb. ranch steak or top sirloin, about 1 1/4 in. thick
Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray over medium high heat or preheat the grill.
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except the steak. Rub it well into both sides of the steak.
Cook the steak five minutes per side, turning once, for medium rare, or cook to your prefered doneness.
Allow the steak to rest for five minutes before slicing thinly. Enjoy!