Grilled Espresso Steaks
Total Recipe Time: 35 minutes
Makes 4 servings
Ingredients4 beef Tri-Tip Steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 6 ounces each)SaltGreen onions, lemon wedges, freshly grated lemon peel (optional)Espresso Rub:2 tablespoons finely ground espresso coffee beans1 tablespoon garlic pepper 2 teaspoons brown sugar1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
- Combine espresso rub ingredients in small bowl; press generously onto beef steaks. Discard any remaining seasoning mixture. Place steaks in glass dish. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
- Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, times remain the same) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.
- Carve steaks into slices. Season with salt, as desired. Garnish with green onions, lemon wedges and lemon peel, if desired
Cook'sTipFour beef Flat Iron Steaks or Ranch Steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 8 ounces each), may be substituted for Tri-Tip Steaks. Grill Flat Iron Steaks on charcoal grill, 10 to 14 minutes (on gas grill, 12 to 16 minutes); grill Ranch Steaks on charcoal grill, 11 to 14 minutes (on gas grill, 12 to 16 minutes) for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally.Cook's Tip: Finely ground regular ground coffee may be substituted for espresso.Cook's Tip: Ancho chili powder is available in the spice or ethnic section of the supermarket or in specialty food markets. Regular chili powder may be substituted.
Nutrition information per serving, using Tri-Tip Steak: 252 calories; 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 91 mg cholesterol; 403 mg sodium; 3 g carbohydrate; 0.1 g fiber; 34 g protein; 10.5 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 1.9 mcg vitamin B12; 2.4 mg iron; 41 mcg selenium; 6.3 mg zinc.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.Nutrition information per serving, using Flat Iron Steak: 360 calories; 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat); 102 mg cholesterol; 447 mg sodium; 3 g carbohydrate; 0.1 g fiber; 44.7 g protein; 7.0 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 6.1 mcg vitamin B12; 5 mg iron; 34.2 mcg selenium; 15.2 mg zinc.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.Nutrition information per serving, using Ranch Steak: 307 calories; 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 114 mg cholesterol; 457 mg sodium; 3 g carbohydrate; 0.1 g fiber; 46 g protein; 6.5 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 5.2 mcg vitamin B12; 5.6 mg iron; 51.2 mcg selenium; 10.9 mg zinc.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.
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