Chocolate and Coffee-Rubbed Steak Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 35 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 35 Minutes
  • 412-oz. boneless USDA Prime Wet Aged Ribeye
  • 3tbsp finely ground unflavored coffee beans
  • 1tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tsp chili powder
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil
  1. Combine the coffee beans, cocoa powder, brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Coat each steak with olive oil. Rub the spice mixture generously onto both sides of the ribeyes. Be sure to press the rub into the meat as you work it around.
  3. Place rubbed steaks on a plate; cover and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the grill to about 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Place steaks directly over the flames, allowing them to sear for 2 to 3 minutes on each side (you should see grill marks form). Then, move them away from the flames. Close the lid and allow to cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 120 to 125-degrees.
  6. Remove steaks from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

If you don’t have a grill or prefer to finish the steak off in the oven, you can do that too. When the steak’s ready to cook, preheat your oven to 425-degrees. Add 2 tbsp. of olive oil to a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Sear the steaks for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Then, transfer to a baking tray and finish them off in the oven for another 8 to 10 minutes, or until the thermometer reads between 120 and 125-degrees. Allow to rest for 5 minutes and enjoy!

This coffee and chocolate steak rub is so easy to make and includes easy-to-find ingredients you probably already have stocked. You can also make the rub ahead of time – or make extra – to store in the fridge and have on hand when you need it.

Be sure to visit Chicago Steak Company to order our best-selling steaks online to have shipped to your door. While you’re there, check out Steak University for more steak cooking tips and recipes. 

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