Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Coffee-Rubbed Grilled Rib Eyes

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 25 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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2 teaspoons light brown sugar

1 teaspoon instant espresso powder

1 teaspoon ancho chile powder

1/2 teaspoon sweet or hot paprika

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Two 16-ounce bone-in rib eye steaks (about 1 inch thick)


  1. Prepare an outdoor grill for cooking over medium-high heat. Combine the brown sugar, espresso powder, ancho powder, paprika, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl. 
  2. Pat the spice rub on both sides of each steak (but not on the outside fat cap). Let the steaks sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. 
  3. Grill until the steaks are nicely browned with deep grill marks, 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer the steaks to a serving platter to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
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