7 years ago

Coffee Rubbed Rib-Eye on the Grill

Twin Cities food blogger Taylor from greens & chocolate shares her
new go-to steak recipe.

I typically fire up the grill for chicken or fish, we’ve been grilling a lot of
beef lately. My family started raising cows last year and every time we visit
the farm, we are sent home with our cooler packed with as much steak, roasts,
stew meat and ground beef as it can fit.    

definitely appreciate the simplicity of a steak seasoned with just salt and
pepper to let the flavor of the meat shine through, but I also like to play
around with different rubs and marinades. Meet my new favorite: Coffee Rubbed Rib-Eye.

I know what you might be thinking: “Coffee? On steak?!”

go with it. Believe me, it works.  

coffee adds a richness to the rub that is noticeable but not so much that
people are going to feel like they’re drinking a latte with their steak. Along
with the ground coffee I added chili powder and smoked paprika for smokiness,
brown sugar for a boost of sweetness and garlic powder and Dijon mustard because
I just love the stuff. Seriously – so much flavor going on in this rub.  

other great thing about this rub is that all of the ingredients are things most
people have in their cupboards. The steaks can sit with the rub overnight,
making them a quick weeknight meal, but obviously steak dinners always seem a
little special and this is definitely appropriate for dinner guests. The rub is
unique and will have your dinner guests raving about the flavor.

fire up the grill – your next steak adventure awaits!  

Coffee Rubbed Rib-Eye


  • 2 large rib-eye
  • 2 tablespoons
    ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon
    chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon
    brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon sea
  • 2 tablespoons
    olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon
    Dijon mustard


  1. Pat down both rib-eyes,
    removing any excess liquid. 
  2. Combine all rub
    ingredients in small bowl.
  3. Generously
    slather rib-eyes with the rub on all sides. Let sit for 30 minutes, up to
    overnight, with the rub on. Note: If you’re refrigerating the rib-eyes
    overnight with the rub, be sure to take them out of the refrigerator and let
    them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before you plan to put them on the
  4. Heat grill to
  5. Add rib-eyes and
    cook 4-6 minutes on each side; use a meat thermometer to ensure the steaks are
    cooked to your preferred doneness.