Coffee Rubbed Rib-Eye

Total Time:
31 min
10 min
5 min
16 min

4 servings

  • Coffee Rub:
  • 1/4 cup ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 cup finely ground espresso
  • 2 tablespoons Spanish paprika
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chili de arbol powder
  • 2 bone-in or boneless rib-eye steaks, 2-inches thick, approximately 1 1/2 pounds each
  • Canola or olive oil
  • Salt and coarsely ground black pepper

Combine all spices in a bowl.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Preheat a cast iron pan over high heat. Brush each side of the steak with oil and then season each side liberally with salt and pepper. Rub 2 tablespoons of the coffee rub onto 1 side of each steak. Cook the steak, rub side down until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the steak over, cook for 2 minutes and then transfer to a baking sheet and cook in the oven to medium-rare doneness, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

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Now this is amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I typically am a salt and pepper and good cut of meat sort of guy when it comes to steaks but every now and then it's fun to spice it up a bit and this recipe does that. I like the rub a lot but it is spicy and you should sorta know that going in....probably not some folks flavor but I like it. One tip I'd add is that if you're doing this I'd highly recommend doing the searing portion of the recipe on the grill.....just crank your gas or charcoal grill as hot as you can get it and put the cast iron pan on the grate and sear the steaks there..... unless you have a really good hood in your kitchen.....otherwise it'll smoke up the house badly. overall a fun little variation if you want a different flavor that day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This combo of spices did not work for either of us. As others have noted, it just seemed too much going on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although I found that you didn't need 1/4 of the rub called for this recipe, I've put the rub in the freezer and have already used it for a second time. Excellent accompanyment to a great steak, not overpowering. You will not regret making this recipe. Tastes great on Chops too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband I both disliked this alot! It was too much going on and tasted awful. We ended up going out for supper :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree, too many spices. I stuck with just the Paprika, coffee, brown sugar, S&P. Sometimes less is more! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, delicious results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
to much spice item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did it on the barbecue and enjoyed it! Grind the coffee very fine and use your taste buds to adjust the amounts of sugar and salt in the mix needed to counter any bitterness. It's very spicy, like the recipe says, only do one side of the meat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've got to say that I usually enjoy Bobby Flay's recipes. I agree with ntegg to say that it definetly delivered some taste. The meat was moist and tender. The only problem: neither my wife nor I liked it. We still ate it, but there was too much paprika and coffee. Maybe it was the wrong kind of paprika or the wrong type of coffee... I don't know. One thing I know: don't take it badly, but we'll not do it again. Sorry! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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