Coffee Rubbed Strip Steak

DF, GF

When most people think of cooking in the summer they think of grilling, but you don’t need a grill to make great steaks.  With just a simple frying pan you can achieve a great crust just like you would from a grill, and who doesn’t have a frying pan?  Just add a burst of flavor like this coffee rub to add some great flavor and the rest is simple, 3 minutes per side and a little rest before slicing.  Sound easy?  It is.

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Coffee Rubbed Strip Steak
1 tbs chili powder
1 tbs ground espresso
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp ginger
2-1/2 lb strip steaks

In a small jar add chili powder, ground espresso, brown sugar, oregano, cocoa powder, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and ginger.  Close jar and shake to combine.

Season strip steaks with 1 tsp seasoning each, set the rest aside for later use, let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.  Preheat olive oil in a grill pan over medium high heat.  Grill steaks for 3 minutes per side then remove from heat to cutting board, cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

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