Coffee and Ancho Chili Steak Rub is a great and easy steak rub. The coffee grounds are balanced with the savory flavor of granulated garlic and very little heat.
Add to your favorite cut of beef steak for a savory and earthy finish.
Why Coffee in a Steak Rub?
Coffee combined with a heat element like ancho chili gives a nice earthy flavor to any rub. As the rub cooks out, the liquid sweats out of the meat, and combines with the coffee giving a rich aroma and flavor.
What Type of Coffee Should I use in a Rub?
You don’t need fancy coffee for a rub. Simply use a good whole bean espresso roast, and grind it using the finest setting you have. Using a grinder allows the use of freshly ground coffee, or buying it finely ground works also if you don’t have access to a grinder.
What else is in this Dry Rub
Ours is pretty simple. We like to have coffee with something savory with some heat. This one has ground coffee, kosher salt, course ground pepper, ancho chili powder, and granulated garlic. It’s a simple but great combo!
Recipe for Coffee Ancho Chili Steak Rub
Coffee and Ancho Chili Steak Rub
- 3 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons coarse ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons coffee
- 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- In a small bowl combine all ingredients and stir. Store in a small mason jar for up to six months.
- Use as a seasoning for your favorite steaks.
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