Have a fancy dinner in 15 minutes with this quick and easy Simple Coffee Rubbed Steak with a hint of chocolate. Naturally gluten free, low carb and healthy!
PIN Simple Coffee Rubbed Steak
The countdown is on.
T- 3 days until the day of pink, cookies, hearts and general love related things is upon us.
Side note: can someone PLEASE explain what “T- insert time here” means. I seriously don’t know and just said it cause it sounded like something I should be saying. And, it sounds dramatic and that keeps you interested right? Yes.So, this steak is MEGA EASY. Which I think is kind of a trend on account of all the other steak recipes I’ve shared – keto steak, mango curry steak and Asian miso steak sheet pan dinner, have also been SUPER easy. We even had balsamic steak salad which, you guessed it, EASY.
This steak is “embarrassed to share it with you kind of easy”, but you don’t mind right? I mean, there’s coconut, spice, coffee AND chocolate so I figured your face would be like “yum,” and you would forgive me for sharing something so easy peasy.
What does Coffee Rubbed Steak taste like?
There’s just something about a steak dinner to celebrate an important life event, birthday, anniversary, or simply making it to the end of another busy week! I am a steak lover for sure, but I also enjoy mixing it up and enjoying it in different ways. This coffee steak coffee dry rub is SUCH a fantastic way to eat steak in a fun and unique way. If you’re thinking that this rub is going to make your steak taste like coffee, though, it strangely won’t! The notes from the coffee and a combination of spices results in a deep, earthy, delicious flavor that I KNOW you’ll adore!
Coffee Rubbed Steak Ingredients
As you know, I am a HUGE fan of easy recipes and this one is right up there with simple recipes that also taste AMAZING! To make this coffee crusted steak, you’ll only need a handful of ingredients. Let’s get into it:
- Ground coffee
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Chili Powder
- Smoked Paprika
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Coconut Sugar
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, for garnish
- New York Strip Steak
How to Cook Steak On the Stove
There are a lot of different ways that steak can be cooked. Whether chopping it up to make Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Packets or grilling it up on the barbeque, it’s a family favorite that is going to be DELISH! Here’s how to cook it on the stove:
Spray a regular pan or grill pan with oil and set your element’s heat to high heat, allowing it to preheat fully.
Once your pan is fully heated, add the steak and sear each side well for about 1-2 minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium and allow the steak to continue cooking, until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Once the steak is cooked to your liking, remove from the pan and place it on a plate. Cover the plate with tinfoil and allow it to rest for about 5-7 minutes.
Garnish as desired and DEVOUR!
Steak Internal Temperature
When deciding on how long to cook your steak, it’s important to know how you like your steak. Different internal temperatures indicate their level of doneness. If you’re like me and enjoy your steak at medium rare, the internal temperature will be 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
Side Dish Ideas
Although this steak is BOMB all on it’s own, there are so many ways to jazz it up with sides that will add so much to the meal’s experience. Here are a few dishes that would pair beautifully with this steak dinner:
- Potatoes: Put a fun spin on the classic steak and potatoes dinner by serving up some Tahini Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes or Cauliflower Alfredo Vegan Scalloped Potatoes alongside this tasty steak.
- Vegetables: I love a variety of roasted veggies, especially when I’m planning a steak dinner. Cumin Roasted Carrots or Oven Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts would pair so well with this steak and round it out as a meal.
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- Combine the rub ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
- Cut any large, visible chunks of fat off the steak and coat it with the rub. Really get in there and make sure the steak is well covered.
- Cover the steak and let it sit for at least an hour in the refrigerator, preferably longer to really infuse the flavour in.
- Spray a grill pan (or a regular pan) with cooking spray and preheat on high heat. Also, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Cook the steak until it is nice and seared on each side, about 1-2 minutes per side.
- Turn down the heat to medium and continue cooking until it has reached the desired level of done-ness - I like 135 degrees internally for medium rare.
- Once the steak is cooked, transfer to a plate and cover with tinfoil to rest for 5-7 minutes.
- While the steak is resting, toast the coconut flakes on a small, parchment paper lined baking tray. Watch closely as they only take 1 or 2 minutes to get nice and and golden.
- Serve the steak topped with the toasted coconut flakes.
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