Rib-Eye Steaks Rubbed with Coffee and Cocoa

Rib-Eye Steaks Rubbed with Coffee and Cocoa
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1 Tbs. finely ground espresso coffee beans
  • ½ tsp. turbinado sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground fennel seed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 boneless rib-eye steaks, 1-¼ to 1-½ inches thick (about 2 lb. total)
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. natural cocoa powder
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 1/8 tsp. ground allspice
    • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
    • 1 Tbs. pure ancho or New Mexico chile powder

In a small bowl, combine the espresso, chile powder, cocoa, garlic, cumin, sugar, fennel, allspice, 4 tsp. salt, and 2 tsp. pepper. Rub 1-1/2 Tbs. of the mixture all over each steak. Cover and let rest for 1 hour at room temperature.

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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