Coffee-Crusted Cowgirl Steaks

  • Yield 4 servings

The coffee in the spice rub adds a wonderful earthy richness that brings out the natural flavor of the red meat.


4 bone-in steaks such as rib-eye
Herb Rub:
2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons finely chopped thyme
Coffe Crust Seasoning:
1/2 cup finely ground coffee
1/2 cup Lawry's seasoning
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic


  1. Combine the herbs. Rub into steaks. Let stand, covered, 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Combine the coffee crust seasoning ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Preheat a grill to high heat.
  4. Sear the steaks on the grill. Turn the steaks, sprinkle with coffee crust seasoning. Continue cooking and turning and sprinkling to create a nice crust. Reduce heat to medium and finish your steaks to your liking.
  5. Allow the steaks to rest for a few minutes before serving. This lets them gather there juices and think about what they have done.

For more information on why meat needs to rest after cooking, watch this video for tips from the “Butcher Boys” of Porter Road Butcher in Nashville, TN



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