Coffee Grounds Marinade

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: About 1 cup marinade
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1/4 cup coffee grounds (from brewed coffee)

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 

2 cloves garlic, chopped 

1/2 large shallot, chopped 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. 


  1. Combine the coffee grounds, balsamic vinegar, garlic, shallots, some salt and pepper and 1/4 cup water in a bowl.
  2. Use as a marinade for steak. Marinate for 30 minutes to 4 hours, then cook the steak as desired.