Enjoy the richness of espresso blended with garlic pepper, brown sugar and ancho chili powder in this bold steak rub.

Espresso Rub how to pat rub on steak
  • 5 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings

Espresso Rub


  • 2 tablespoons finely ground espresso coffee beans
  • 1 tablespoon garlic pepper
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder


  1. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl; press generously onto beef steak(s).

    Cook's Tip: Finely ground regular ground coffee may be substituted for espresso.

    Regular chili powder may be substituted for Ancho chili powder.
  2. Grill, pan-broil or broil steaks; place roast in oven and cook according to chart. Cook to medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness.

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  • Test Kitchen Tips Rubs can be applied just before cooking or up to 2 hours in advance and refrigerated until cooking time.

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