August 5, 2015

Quick Coffee Rubbed Steak

Coffee Rubbed Steak | The Naptime Chef

Coffee rubbed steak has become a real favorite of ours this summer. I’ve been using the recipe from my latest cookbook, The Family Calendar Cookbook, and we’ve been loving it. It is simple and can be thrown together in minutes. We like the way the coffee and touch of sugar caramelize in the heat and create a crust around the steak. It keeps the meat moist and tender and gives it a subtly sweet flavor.

To round out the meal we usually serve it with Grilled Parmesan Asparagus. This whole meal comes together in just minutes and is perfectly satisfying for summer. Stay tuned for more fun grilling inspiration recipes this month. There are many more to come!

Quick Coffee Rubbed Steak

Yield: 2 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper 11/2 pounds sirloin steak, about 11/4 inch thick


  1. Heat the grill to a medium flame, or heat a lightly oiled grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, espresso powder, ginger, sugar, salt, and pepper. Rub the steak all over with the mixture so it is well coated.
  3. Cook the steak for 7 to 8 minutes per side for medium-rare, then allow it to sit for about
  4. 5 minutes before slicing and serving.



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