Coffee has a remarkable affinity with beef. Here, it is complemented by balsamic vinegar, garlic and crushed peppercorns.

Beth-Ann Bove
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2002


Recipe Summary

1 hr 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk coffee, vinegar, oil, sugar, garlic, peppercorns and salt in a glass dish large enough for meat to lie flat. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.

  • Heat grill to high.

  • Remove steak from marinade (discard marinade). Lightly oil grill rack (see Tip). Place steak on grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain and serve.


Tip: To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 23.8g 48% DV; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 2.7g; fat 9.4g 15% DV; saturated fat 3.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 68mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 3.2IU; vitamin c 0.3mg 1% DV; folate 7.9mcg 2% DV; calcium 17.4mg 2% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 21mg 8% DV; potassium 316.1mg 9% DV; sodium 338.8mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV; added sugar 2g.

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  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
Fabulous I served the flank steak with soft flour tortilla and serve yourself bowls of avacado lettuce onion tomato cheeses. There was no need for a sauce the marinade made flavorful tender and juicy slices! Pros: Tender and great flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a dinner time staple! This recipe is soo delicious! I make it for my family all the time. Big on flavor and easy to do and most of the ingredients are things I already have in my pantry! The only thing I change is a touch more salt (I'm a salt freak) and more garlic (also a garlic freak). I have in the past and would recommend this to friends again! Pros: Easy affordable Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We all enjoyed this - very tender. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We love this recipe! It is hard to stop eating this; great easy company-worthy meal. The EW Pirate marinade is also very good if your guests are not big fans of pepper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Simply Amazing! I made this tonight and it was delicious! Even my kids loved it (and they are picky)! its supper simple and tastes better when it marindes longer:) I added this recipe onto MFP for all you MFPers Pros: easy to make Cons: none Read More