Coffee Crusted Flank Steak

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The ultimate fast, high protein dinner recipe, flank steak is rubbed with a coffee-infused dry spice mixture then grilled or broiled to juicy perfection. 

Broiled Flank Steak

There is no way around it: I am a meat lover. I physically crave protein, fat, and salt and know that’s what my body needs to fuel my intense daily workouts and busy days as a working mom of little ones.

Crushing Herbs for Steak Rub

While some people yearn for bread, carbs, and sugar, I dream of juicy steak, plump shrimp, and salmon sashimi. You show me a meat and cheese platter and I’m a happy girl.

Liz Slicing the Spice Rubbed Flank Steak

When it comes to serving high protein, low carb meals for my family, there is nothing quite like lean cuts of meat.

sliced flank steak with coffee crust

In fact, whenever I make flank steak I like to make extra to use throughout the week in sandwiches, salads, tacos, and more. Spoiler alert: I may have an idea for turning this beautiful steak into tacos – coming soon!

Frequently asked questions:

Can I cook steak on the stove and get the same taste as the grille?

Yes. If you don’t have a grill available you can broil in the oven on high heat for 4-5 minutes per side or until it reaches desired doneness.

Do you taste the coffee in the steak rub?

No. You hardly taste it.

Your fork is waiting.

sliced flank steak with coffee crust

Coffee Crusted Flank Steak

Flank steak is rubbed with a coffee-infused dry spice mixture then grilled (or broiled) to juicy perfection. 
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 24 ounce flank steak
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (or two teaspoons ground)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds (or 2 teaspoons Simple Truth Organic ground coriander)
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked parika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne

Instructions
 

  • Toast cumin seeds and coriander seeds in a dry pan over medium heat until fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Grind a spice grinder and then place in a medium bowl.
    Crushing Herbs for Steak Rub
  • Add the instant coffee, brown sugar and all remaining spices (garlic powder through cayenne) to the bowl and mix well.
  • Rub the flank steak evenly on both sides with dry rub; set aside and let come to room temperature.
  • Heat grill over medium-high heat and grill steak for 7 minutes on each side for medium rare. Remove from heat and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 10.4gProtein: 31.4gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5.4gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 926mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 6.8g
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15 responses to “Coffee Crusted Flank Steak”

  1. Sands Avatar
    Sands

    Please, how to cook, have no grill so time and temp in stove, thank you.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You can broil in oven on high heat for 4-5 minutes per side or until it reaches desired doneness!

  2. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips Avatar
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

    I do have sweets cravings, but when it comes to savory foods, I also want meat more than carbs. And the rub on this steak sounds amazing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks lady!!

  3. Laurie Avatar
    Laurie

    I don’t really drink coffee but my husband loves it. Does this have a strong coffee taste? Thanks for sharing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You don’t taste the coffee at all really. :)

  4. Taylor Kiser Avatar
    Taylor Kiser

    I bet the flavor is ahhmazing! I’m so trying this! Looks so tender and delicious!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So good and juicy!

  5. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy Avatar
    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    I already love flank steak, but now I’m obsessed, because, um #coffee

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahah thanks lady!

  6. Lauren Kelly Nutrition Avatar
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition

    Oh Liz, I love these flavors! So delicious!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks lady!! So good and easy!

  7. sue | theviewfromgreatisland Avatar
    sue | theviewfromgreatisland

    I am so with you, I crave protein every day, and I would love to have this steak sitting there waiting for me in the fridge, I’d be picking at it all day long! Love the hit of caffeine :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Seriously!!! I’m the same way!!