Coffee + Spice + Steak = LOVE. If you want to take your steak game to a new level, you have to try this. Its very different from your typical steak but its delicious. Trust me! This would pair nice with a sweet sauce or a sweet side such as a sweet potato. We used greek potatoes in this photo (recipe posted).
Coffee Chili Rub Steak
Best way to cook this steak would be in a cast iron in the oven. Grill will be too harsh on the rub. Now if you never cooked a steak in an oven, a meat thermometer will be your best friend. This will tell you when the steak is done with a couple factors are at play; How thick is your steak? How do you like your steak cooked?
These steaks were filet mignon and 1 inch thick. My husband likes his steak medium-rare and I am on the well-done side. This is where a meat thermometer goes in the thickest part will be best used!
Rare 130 degrees
Medium-Rare 135 degreses
Medium 145 degrees
Medium-Well 150 degrees
Well 160 degrees
Chili Coffee Rub
Steak (two 8 oz of your favorite)
Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Combine all of the spices in a bowl and mix thoroughly combine.
Rub the dry spice mixture into the streak top, bottom and sides. Let them sit a room temperature for at least 15-20 minutes to allow the rub to set in.
Take a cast iron and add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil and heat on the stove top to medium-high.
Place your two 8 oz steaks into the cast iron when oil is ready and sear the steak for 2-3 minutes on one side.
Then flip the steak and place the cast iron into the oven for 8-15 minutes.Use meat thermometer to get your steak degree to your liking!
Remove steaks from cast iron and let it rest on a cutting board or plate for 5 minutes. Then plate and enjoy!
Difference between marinades and rubs?
Marinades are meant to enhance flavor and tenderize tougher cuts of meat, while rubs are meant to impact a distinctive taste profile.