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Cocoa Coffee Rubbed Steak

Categories: Main Dishes

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  • 1 New York strip steak
  • 1 tsp. Rex Coffee Grounds
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ancho chili powder


Combine the coffee ground, cocoa powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, granulated garlic and onion powder in a medium bowl and set aside.

Coat both sides of the steak with your coffee-cocoa rub, transfer to a plate and cover.  Refrigerate for a least an hour or up to 4 hours.  Remove from fridge 30 minutes before cooking to let come to room temperature.

Using a cast iron skillet or flat grill pan, rub a thin layer of olive oil on the pan with a paper towel and then preheat over medium heat.

Gently place the steak in the pan.  Sear for 4-5 minutes, flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes for medium-rare or continue cooking to reach the desired doneness.

Remove the steak and transfer to a plate, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 5-8 minutes.