Memory Morsels:

Aside from caffeine’s brain boosting effects, coffee’s antioxidant richness helps maintain brain health. Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, a class of antioxidant that helps to improve blood flow (and thus brain health) by regulating cholesterol and lowering blood pressure.

Coffee-Rubbed Flank Steak

Coffee-Rubbed Flank Steak Prep time: 2 mins Cook time: 20 mins Serves: 6-8


  • 2-3 lb - flank steak
  • 1/2 cup - fine ground coffee
  • 2 TBSP - cocoa powder
  • 1 TBSP - cayenne pepper
  • 1 TBSP - chili powder
  • 2 TBSP - freshly ground pepper
  • 1 TBSP - sunflower oil
  • Sea salt


  1. 1 Combine coffee, cocoa, paprika, chili powder and black pepper in a bowl and mix well. Coat the flank steak with a small amount of sunflower oil, then, use the spread the dry rub marinade all over the steak, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or overnight. Do not add salt.
  2. 2 Be sure to bring the steak to room temperature before grilling. Season with sea salt, and place marinated flank steak on BBQ grills for 6 minutes (3 minutes per side). Remove and let rest for at least 15 minutes. Slice against the grain, and serve with an avocado salad and a side of seasonal steamed greens or sweet potato.


This unique recipe will leave your guests asking, “what’s in that marinade!” Try this recipe on grilled chicken!
Make Ahead:
You can marinate the beef for 2 hours up to 24 hours.
Extra virgin olive oil can be used in place of sunflower oil
Avocado Cucumber Hazelnut Salad. Sweet Potato Chips with Grainy Mustard Aioli. Serve the coffee-rubbed flank steak with your favourite big red wine, such as Creekside Estate VQA Shiraz.
Be the first to rate this recipe by leaving a comment below!
Print recipe

Thanks for printing this recipe :)

Find more recipes at