A double jolt of coffee comes from crushed beans in the crust and coffee in the vinaigrette--an eye-opening dish with tons of flavor. Make it a meal: Serve with grilled zucchini and summer squash.

Patsy Jamieson
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1996
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare grill.

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  • Smash and peel 1 of the garlic cloves. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and mash into a paste with a chef's knife. Transfer to a small bowl and whisk in brewed coffee and vinegar. Season with ground pepper and set the vinaigrette aside.

  • Place coffee beans and peppercorns on a cutting board; coarsely crush with the bottom of a heavy pan. Mix the crushed coffee beans and peppercorns together and set aside.

  • Cut the remaining clove of garlic in half and rub the cut side over both sides of the steak. Rub oil over the surface and coat with the coffee-peppercorn mixture, pressing it into the meat.

  • Salt the steak and grill until it reaches desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare.

  • Transfer the steak to a clean cutting board and let it rest for a few minutes before carving into thin slices across the grain. Fan the meat on plates and drizzle with the reserved vinaigrette.

  • Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 22.3g 45% DV; carbohydrates 3.2g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 2g; fat 5.6g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 59.2mg 20% DV; vitamin a iu 6.4IU; vitamin c 0.5mg 1% DV; folate 8.6mcg 2% DV; calcium 22.2mg 2% DV; iron 1.5mg 9% DV; magnesium 21.3mg 8% DV; potassium 346.8mg 10% DV; sodium 116.4mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I cooked this exactly as it said to and it was delish! I thought the coffee flavor would be too strong but it wasn't at all... the balsamic vinegar really evens it out. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
What a great way to prepare a steak! I was worried that the flavor of the steak itself would be lost in the coffee rub but the opposite was true- though the coffee flavor was definitely there the rub w/ the balsamic/coffee vinaigrette really brought out the steak's own flavors too. I served this w/ roasted broccoli w/ pine nuts and parmesean and a lemon risotto and it was a hit. The only thing that I changed was that instead of mashing the garlic into the vinaigrette I just finely chopped it all and added it to the rub. Fantastic and a definite favorite! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe!!! Subtle coffee flavour from the vinaigrette and a hint of smoke from the rub. I am going to try it with grilled salmon too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I loved this my husband thought it was to much pepper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Excellent I love the mixture of flavor the balsamic adds real depth. Read More