Friday Night Steak Night

We do a lot of chillin’ out on Friday nights at The Schell Cafe.  After a week of coming and going in a thousand different directions it’s so nice to reconnect as a family and just hang out.  For the Littles this means staying up late and skippin’ baths.  Friday nights for the grown-ups usually involves a bottle of red wine and tossing something on the grill.  Tonight we are having our favorite Cowboy Coffee Steak.

I’ve shared this steak rub with you before, but it’s so good I thought it would be selfish not to urge you to make it your Friday night ritual too.  And if you happen to be near an HEB rib-eyes are on sale!

Cowboy Coffee Steak Rub

1/2 cup ground coffee (I use a dark roast from Costa Rica)

1/2 cup coarse black pepper (I use slightly less)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup salt

Mix all ingredients in a plastic bag and store in fridge.  When you are ready to rub the steak, pour out desired amount of coffee mixture and generously rub steak until the meat is completely coated.


Grill and enjoy.




7 Responses

  1. That looks so good! Love that crust. You put the TG in TGIF.

  2. My dad would be singing your praises right now…nothing made him happier than grilling a steak. He rubbed the whole thing with butter!! That looks really good.

  3. This steak sounds amazing!!
    Is there a substitute which can be used instead of the ground coffee as we do not drink it at our house?

  4. Tami,

    I’m not sure of a substitute for the coffee — it’s what makes the rub so unique. We don’t usually drink ground coffee either so I buy small, pre-ground bags (the kind that make only one pot of coffee) and use it only for the rub. I have tried the rub mix with cinnamon and a tiny bit of cocoa powder. That makes a nice rub too. But, the coffee is so worth it in this recipe.

    Let me know how you experimenting goes!

  5. This is DELICIOUS! Nerd and I loved the sample we received a few months back!

  6. We used the rub on rib-eyes last night and really enjoyed it!

  7. Hey, we have steak night too! I’ve never tried a coffee rub, though. I’m copying the recipe. Do you use decaf for the kids or do you think that’s being a little paranoid?

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