Introduction: Mocha Rubbed Rib-Eye

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I love steak, I love coffee, what could be better than a steak rubbed in coffee?

Step 1: Ingredients

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-Beef cut of choice (for me, a boneless rib-eye)

-2-3 tbs coffee (ground espresso fine; adjust amount depending on size/amount of meat)

-1-2 tbs brown sugar (to taste)

-1-2 tbs dutch processed cocoa powder (I used TJ's brand)

-1 tsp salt (to taste)
-1 tsp garlic salt (to taste)

-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

-1 tsp paprika

Mix all of your rub ingredients together. The rub can be saved for up to a month in an airtight container.

Adjust the amount of eat spice depending on your preferences and how much meat you are cooking. I went a little overboard today and made more than I needed.

Step 2: The Meat

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Put a couple tablespoons of the rub on a plate or some type of container you can fit your meat into.

Before rubbing the meat, I poke it a few times with a fork on both sides and then add the meat to the rub. Coat both sides well and let sit at room temperature for an hour.

Step 3: Cooking

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After letting the meat rest, remove it from the rub mixture and shake off any excess.

There are several ways you can cook this. Usually I'll sear the meat on both sides in my husbands' cast iron pan and finish it off in the oven. We also have an indoor grille that I make a lot of use of. But today we decided to broil.

I preheated the oven for boiling on high, then cooked the steak for about 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on well you want steak cooked.

rare 120-125

medium rare 130-140

medium 140-150

medium well 150-160

well done 160+

Step 4: Rest & Enjoy!

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Let the steak rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting.


sbarcy37 (author)2015-05-24

Not paleo

spook66 made it! (author)2015-05-19

I made this. The instructions skipped a few ingredients, but the picture showed the ones that were missing.
It tasted good, but the flavors were not to my preferences. Thanks for the Instructable!

Not_Tasha (author)spook662015-05-20

Strange, I'm not sure what happened with the other ingredients. Anyhoo, fixed the error. Thanks!

alisanapoleon (author)2015-05-19

I want to try it

bweaver6 (author)2015-05-18

Looks delicious

kbc2 (author)2015-05-18

Sounds good. At my favorite steak place I get the Kona coffee crusted rib eye....... yum! Will definitely try your recipe.

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