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  • Jade Madden

Coffee-crusted steak {that will knock your socks off}

I know there are tons of meat lovers out there and for many, a good steak hits. the. spot., am I right? Most of the time in our house we usually go pretty simple with some ghee (or butter for those who aren't following any diet specifics), garlic, salt & pepper. But every now and then we like to add some more flavor to our steaks and recently this has been our go-to way of doing so!

I often drink coffee like water. Most every day - multiple times a day. I've got the Starbucks app with my reloadable card and I order a black coffee with coconut milk probably more than I should. Coffee. Is. Life.

But the first time I heard of coffee being used in marinades I thought it sounded totally crazy! I didn't even like my coffee black until this year, so why would I want my protein to have the same gritty taste? I even put off this recipe for a few months not knowing if it was going to be another kitchen fail or not. I definitely wasn't expecting to love this recipe so much, but it instantly became one of my favorites an I'm sure it'll knock one of your top faves off the list as well!

When preparing this steak, I usually prefer either a New York strip or a ribeye, but that is just my personal preference and you can really use any cut you want. Nine times out of ten I do our shopping at my local Sprouts Market and they usually always have fresh New York strips at the butcher counter. I like to get the thickest one I can find and cut it in half. I find that sometimes it's cheaper that way, as well! Sprouts will also cut your meat for you which cuts out an annoying step.

The first time I made these steaks, I went to the store for the last few ingredients I needed and low and behold I forgot the coffee!! Luckily I had a bag of Starbucks breakfast blend in the pantry and that worked great! I use a few different brands


  • 14 - 16oz steak - I prefer New York strip or ribeye

  • 1 1/4 tablespoon ground coffee - coffee of your choice

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1/3 teaspoon ground mustard - I prefer Colemans as it has some spice to it, but any will do!

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1-2 tablespoons ghee or butter

Step-By-Step Directions

1. Take coffee, ground mustard & ginger, salt, chili powder, smoked paprika and oregano and put all together in a small bowl. Mix together.

2. Once your spices are mixed together, take your steaks (if cutting one big steak, do so now) and coat them with the spice mix. Place your steaks in the fridge to marinate. I personally like to do this a few hours before I start cooking. Then - you'll want to remove your steaks from the refrigerator about an hour prior to cooking.

3. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

4. add the ghee or butter to your skillet over medium-high heat and once melted and the pan is hot - add your steaks.

5. Sear steaks for 2-3 minutes on each side and then put the steaks AND skillet in the oven.

5. Cook for 3-5 minutes, checking every couple minutes for doneness. This will differ from steak to steak depending on the thickness. Make sure you check it every couple of minutes to make sure you get the temp. that you like!

6. Remove skillet from oven and remove steaks from skillet. Let cool and slice.

7. Pair with steamed veggies, roasted asparagus, or a baked sweet potato for a great dinner the whole family will love!

Questions about this recipe? Want to share pictures of your steaks with us? Comment here and we'll get back to you!

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