cowboy steak with coffee and chili rub

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steak

Though coffee and beef may seem like an unusual pairing, an espresso-chili rub is the perfect complement to steak’s robust flavor, adding smoky, spicy flavor and giving the beef a nice caramelized crust.

TOTAL TIME: 24 min
Prep: 5 min | Inactive Prep: 5 min | Cook: 14 min
YIELD: 4 servings | LEVEL: Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chili powder, or other chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fine ground espresso coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 pound shoulder center steak (Ranch Steak), or top sirloin, about 1 1/4-inch thick

PREPARATION

Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat it over medium-high heat. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the rub and coat the steak well on both sides. Cook steak for 14 minutes, turning once, for medium to medium-rare. Allow steak to sit for 5 minutes before slicing.

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