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Add this secret ingredient to your steak for a surprisingly delicious meal

I always grew up with steak in my house, so even the plainest piece of meat is still delicious to me. That doesn't mean I don't like to try new things though.

This new recipe takes an average delicious steak and turns it into something even more fantastic. The secret ingredient isn't something you'd ever think to pair with steak, but trust me, it works!

Here's how you make Coffee-rubbed Steak.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground coffee beans
  • 5 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½ teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1½ teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon chile de árbol powder or ¾ teaspoon finely ground red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more
  • 2 16-ounce boneless New York strip steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Coffee Steak
Bon Appetit

Directions

  1. Mix ancho chile powder, ground coffee, brown sugar, paprika, dried oregano, pepper, coriander, mustard, chile de árbol powder, ginger, and 1 Tbsp. salt in a small bowl.
  2. Season steaks with salt, then coat with 5 tsp. spice rub per steak (save any extra rub for your next steak). Place on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet and chill uncovered 3–6 hours.
  3. Let steaks sit 1 hour to come to room temperature, which will help them cook quickly and more evenly.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Cook steaks 2 minutes or so on each side to create a nice crust. Transfer skillet to oven; cook steaks until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 120° for medium-rare, about 5 minutes. Transfer steaks to a cutting board; let rest 10 minutes. Slice ½" thick.

This makes me want to try out coffee in more things, how about you?

[Source: Bon appetit]

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