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Coffee Grounds Rub

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 steaks
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2 tablespoons coffee grounds (from brewed coffee)

1 tablespoon black peppercorns 

2 New York strip steaks 

Kosher salt 

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 


  1. Make sure the coffee grounds are dried out. If they are still damp, spread them on a baking sheet and place in a 350-degree-F oven until just dry, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  2. Place the coffee grounds and peppercorns in a spice grinder and grind until the pepper is coarse. Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel and sprinkle liberally with salt. Sprinkle generously with the rub, making sure to coat the steaks well. Press the rub into the steaks.
  3. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot and add the oil. Add the steaks and cook until a nice crust forms and the steaks are cooked to your liking, about 4 minutes per side for medium rare.
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