Here's a recipe that packs a wallop. The bold combination of coffee beans and peppercorns works well on other rich meats, such as venison. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1996

Patsy Jamieson


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  • Preheat grill to high.

  • Smash and peel garlic clove, sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and mash into a paste with a spoon or the side of a chef's knife. Transfer to a small bowl and whisk in coffee and vinegar. Season with pepper.

  • 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. Rub steaks with oil, sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and coat with the coffee-peppercorn mixture, pressing it into the meat. Grill 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare.

  • Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes. Thinly slice across the grain. Serve with the vinaigrette.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; 8.7 g total fat; 3.1 g saturated fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 194 mg sodium. 393 mg potassium; 3 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 25.4 g protein; 1 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mcg folate; 25 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 25 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
Different My husband who hates coffee loved this steak. The crust made the steak crispy yet the steak itself was so tender. Very delicious! I am making this again. Pros: flavorful yet tender Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was a charter member to eating well back in 1990. I first made this steak almost 14 years ago. It quickly became a staple at my parties and I had memorized the recipe. Lost and not used in a while I started to look for it tonight and there is was on the internet. I was so relieved! It was still just as amazing as I remember. I did double it and used it on about a 1 inch thick 1.5 lb sirloin steak. I used the mixture sparingly as I had remembered it could be too much. Letting it sit for a while to absorb the juices and the sauce is the key. One of my all time favorites. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very flavorful. We especially liked the sauce. Next time I will grind the coffee beans and peppercorns in my coffee grinder so they are not quite so large. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great Fast recipe even for someone who doesn't love steak. I've made this a number of times now however its too cold to grill so I made mine in a cast iron man I also substituted coffee beans for ground espresso and I also deglaze the pan with the balsamic sauce instead of leaving it raw on the side. Read More