What better way to celebrate the extra special man in your life than with a manly espresso rubbed steak hot off the grill? Dad will love his steak specially seasoned with the flavors of espresso, brown sugar for a little balance and sweetness, ancho chile pepper for a bit of a kick and smoked paprika for a hint of smokiness and of course my two main staples, kosher salt and garlic powder! Dad will wish every day could be Father’s Day!
Espresso Rubbed Grilled Steak
2 Tbs. instant espresso granules
2 Tbs. packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp. ancho chile pepper
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
4 boneless shell steaks
1. Combine espresso granules, brown sugar, ancho chile pepper, paprika, garlic powder and kosher salt.
2. Rub both sides of steaks with espresso rub and let stand 30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile brush grill grates with oil and preheat grill for direct heat grilling.
4. Grill steaks until desired doneness, turning once.
Makes 4 servings.