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Coffee Rubbed Steak

July 23, 2014Danita

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At our house we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to grill!!  Now, by “we” what I really mean is my husband is the “grill master” so he does the outdoor grilling and the rest of us enjoy the eating part.  

He first started grilling a little over thirteen years ago when I was pregnant with our son.  About six weeks before he was due I came home from a prenatal appointment with the news that I was on bed rest until he was born. Admittedly, a little “forced” bed rest at times sounds quite relaxing, but then I had a six-year-old and a four-year old and it didn’t sound like a reasonable request.  Family and friends pitched in and we made it work.  

My husband’s contribution….he bought a grill.  Our gas grill (which I used) had seen better days and for some reason my husband decided he’d like to try some good old fashion charcoal grilling…bed rest gave him the perfect “opportunity”.  

He’s had LOTS of practice in the last thirteen years and one of our family’s favorite grilled meats is this Coffee Rubbed Steak.  It’s a quick and easy rub that uses things you most likely already have and it can be used on any cut of steak.  For those who may be saying, “But I don’t like coffee” let me assure you, it doesn’t taste like coffee.  Trust me, we’ve served it to several people and everyone has LOVED it as much as we do.  

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 2 tablespoons finely ground dark-roasted coffee
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Worcestershire sauce 

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We usually just make a couple of batches and store it in a small airtight container to be used when needed

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In a small bowl mix dry ingredients together

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Sprinkle each steak with the Worcestershire sauce 

Rub steaks on both sides with Coffee Rub

Amount you use is up to you.  We like ours pretty spicy so we coat them heavily.

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Grill to your liking!

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We serve with Grilled Corn on the Cob and Baked Potatoes!


Coffee Rubbed Steak
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. 2 tablespoons finely ground dark-roasted coffee
  2. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  3. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  6. Worcestershire sauce
  1. In a small bowl mix all dry ingredients together
  2. Sprinkle each steak with the Worcestershire sauce
  3. Rub steaks on both sides with Coffee Rub
  4. Amount you use is up to you
  5. Grill to your liking
  1. We usually make a large batch and store in an airtight container to have it ready to use anytime.
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  • Our Mini Family (@ourminifamily)

    July 31, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Sounds awesome!! I will try grilling a steak any way at least once, and you have challenged me to try it with coffee next time!

    Thanks for linking up at the Bewitchin Projects party this week! I can’t wait to see what you link up again next week over at!

    ~Cathy Mini~

  • tumbleweedcontessa

    July 28, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    I don’t care for coffee, but this sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.


  • MissLaughsLot (@LDYPrefers2Save)

    July 28, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    What a great tip! Hello, my name is Misty, from The LadyPrefers2Save at, and I’m one of the new co-hosts for the Merry Monday Linky Party! Thanks for linking up at the Merry Monday’s Linky Party this week. Have an awesome week!

  • Amy Albers

    July 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Hmmm…. I’m up for anything that involves coffee! Will have to give this a try and see if I can achieve “grillmaster” status!

  • Tiffany (Fabulous Mom Blog)

    July 23, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    I’ve never thought to use coffee before, looks very tasty.

  • MJ @ Daisy & June

    July 23, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    This sounds delicious! I am a coffee addict so this is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

  • anallievent

    July 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    I need to show this to my husband! He’s a grill master, too! I don’t think I’ve ever turned on the grill. That’s his domain! 🙂 Pinning!

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