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Chocolate Coffee Rubbed Steak with Coconut

Make a fancy dinner in no time with this Simple Coffee Rubbed Steak with a hint of chocolate. Naturally gluten free, low carb and healthy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 286kcal
Author Taylor


  • 1 tsp Ground coffee
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Coconut sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened coconut flakes, for garnishing
  • 1/2 Lb New York Strip steak


  • 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.
  • Devour!


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g