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Jan 31, 2007 09:30 PM

Coffee rub for steaks/roast?

One of my favorite restaurant has this grilled new york strip with a habanero cream sauce. One of the tricks I found out they use, is that the steak has coffee added to its spice rub. Recently got a very nice bag of coffee from Vietnam that has some Cherry wood mixed in, so thought I would try to recreate the steak at home, or it may make a good rub for something like a pork loin roast.

Wondering if you have any good recipes/tips on how much coffee to use, or how to minimize the bitterness of the grinds.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. This was fabulous during the holidays on a beef tenderloin and a pork tenderloin:

    1/4 c finely ground coffee beans
    1/4 c br sugar
    2 Tbs chili powder
    2 Tbs paprika
    2 tsp gr sage
    1 tsp onion powder
    1/4 tsp cayenne ( i left this off, not sure of my crowd)

    combine the mix, rub on mix, let meat stand for 15 min. (make sure meat had been out of fridge for 1 hour before roasting before you put on rub.

    1. Try this rub
      1 tsp. finely groung coffee
      1 tsp. black pepper
      1 tsp.paprika
      1 tsp.garlic powder
      1 tsp.dried red pepper
      Mix in a spice grinder.