Broiled Spicy Steaks

Mixing a bit of coffee into the rub creates a rich, aromatic flavor.


Most spice producers make at least one commercial spice rub for beef. But you won’t find our flavor combination anywhere on grocery store shelves. Mixing a bit of coffee into the rub creates a rich, aromatic flavor.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”4 min” cook_time=”10 min” serves=”4″ details=”” ]

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  • 4 bone-in Delmonico or strip steaks (about 2 pounds), trimmed of excess fat
  • 3 tablespoons finely ground espresso or dark roast coffee
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Pat the steaks dry with paper towels.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Mix the espresso or coffee, chili powder, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle the spice mix over the steaks, patting it in with your fingers. Let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Preheat the broiler. Put the steaks on a broiler pan and broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat until darkly crusted on the surface, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare to medium (145°F to 155°F on an instant-read thermometer).[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Remove and let rest for 5 minutes to redistribute the juices.[/step-item]


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Originally Published in Reader's Digest