Coffee Chili Rub Steak

To all coffee and spice lovers out there!

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).

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 15 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 2


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)


  1. Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Combine all of the spices in a bowl and mix thoroughly combine. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Take a cast iron and add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil and heat on the stove top to medium-high. 

  5. 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. 

  6. 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!
  7. Remove steaks from cast iron and let it rest on a cutting board or plate for 5 minutes. Then plate and enjoy!

Fun Fact!

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.

Keywords: delicious, homemade, steak, coffee, chili, spicy,
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