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Monday, July 22, 2019

Coffee & Chili Rubbed Steak Tip Skewers

Looking for an easy way to upgrade your favorite BBQ recipe? Aside from helping us wake up in the morning, coffee also makes for a great ingredient—instantly adding flavor and complexity to any dish.

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Check out the coffee-inspired steak skewer recipe from Community Coffee Company below!

 I love drinking coffee and also baking with coffee in recipes like brownies and cakes. Did you know that you can also use coffee as a nice rub for meats? Coffee can add some amazing flavor to meats like steak. Just add some other spices to ground coffee and rub it all over the meat before you grill it. Coffee will take your next summer BBQ to a whole new level. While you are busy making this delicious steak recipe, enjoy a glass of iced coffee. Check out this amazing recipe for ice coffee, it is the perfect way to enjoy coffee all summer long.

Coffee goes great with steak

Coffee & Chili Rubbed Steak Tip Skewers
The recipe was provided by Community Coffee

Serves: 10 / Prep: 25 mins / Cook: 6-12 mins

2 ½ pounds Beef filet or skirt steak (¼” to ½” cubes)
20 Skewers, metal or bamboo*
4 tsp. Chili powder
6 tsp. Community® coffee Dark Roast, ground
4 tsp. Dark brown sugar, tightly packed
2 tsp. Dry mustard
1 tsp. Cilantro, ground
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black pepper, ground
4 tsp. Garlic powder
*Bamboo must be soaked in cold water for at least 30 minutes.


1. Cut beef into cubes and skewer 4 cubes on to each skewer.

2. In a small bowl, make dry rub by combining chili powder, coffee, brown sugar, mustard, cilantro, salt, pepper and garlic.

3. Evenly coat each meat skewer with dry rub.

4. Cook on charcoal or gas grill for approximately 6-10 minutes (medium-high heat) OR sear in a cast iron skillet with one tablespoon of olive oil for approximately 7-12 minutes (medium-high heat). When cooked, serve with your favorite BBQ or steak sauce.


Joan said...

Such a great combination I would normally add them in a dessert but this works too.

Brianne said...

We have to try this! I never knew this about coffee, and it sounds like it adds a whole new dimension of flavor!

Liz Mays said...

This is such a cool idea! I'd love to try that rub the next time were making steaks!

Jaredamy said...

I love coffee so much but have never tried it as a steak rub! I need to add this to my to-make recipe list!

Kathy said...

Those look so good. I really love this idea too. I've never had it like this before.

Heavenly Savings said...

I love this pairing. I have never tried coffee as a rub but I bet it is amazing. I just picked up some steaks. Can't wait to give this a try.

Kristi said...

Would have never thought of using coffee for this and we grill a ton. Thanks for the idea. Will be adding some Community® Coffee Dark Roast to my list of things I need to buy to make this next weekend. Thanks!

Gust si Aroma said...

Yum! How amazing these skewers are! I should make them for dinner tonight!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oooh this is making my mouth water! Will have to suggest this the next time we're grilling!

Natalie said...

What an interesting flavor combo. I absolutely love this and must give it a try. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

Celebrate Woman said...

Frankly, I've never seen coffee being put on steak. This is an innovation for me!

Unknown said...

That's amazing. Never could have imagined of something like this. What do you think of dark roast coffee just like here: https://coffeesesh.com/best-dark-roast-coffee/ ?

Akash said...

That's an amazing recipe. Definitely worth trying. I've always been a coffee fan.

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