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.

Patsy Jamieson
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1996




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Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 25.4g 51% DV; carbohydrates 3g 1% DV; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 2g; fat 8.7g 13% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 15% DV; cholesterol 74mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 0.9IU; vitamin c 0.5mg 1% DV; folate 7.9mcg 2% DV; calcium 24.6mg 3% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 24.6mg 9% DV; potassium 393.3mg 11% DV; sodium 194.2mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

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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
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
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
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