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Coffee Rubbed Steak

Yields1 Serving

 steaks of your choice
 2 Tbsp. dark Mexican chili powder (or any good quality chili powder)
 1 Tbsp. cocoa
 1 Tbsp. finely ground coffee or espresso
 1 tsp. coarse salt
 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Make sure your steak is at room temperature. Combine all the rub ingredients and rub it all over both sides of the steak(s); let them sit for about 10 minutes.


Heat your grill, a cast iron skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat until it’s hot but not smoking. (If you don’t have cast iron, use a regular skillet and drizzle with canola oil.) Put the steak onto the grill or into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes per side (2-3 minutes for bison steaks) for medium-rare. Let them rest, tented with foil so that they don't cool down, for 10 minutes before slicing.