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I love a good cup of coffee in the morning. I also love a good cup of coffee mid-day, in the evening, at night… you get the picture. Hit that search box over on the upper right side of the Mama.Mommy.Mom. home page and search “coffee”. I stopped counting after 40 posts. Coffee is so comforting to me, and while I am trying to limit my intake for the sake of my teeth, I will still have my daily dose of comfort one way or another.
Search “coffee recipes” on Pinterest and you will find more than your fair share. And I’m not talking about brewed coffee recipes either. There are plenty of tasty ways to enjoy coffee that have nothing to do with a mug. For example, take steak. Most people don’t associate coffee and steak with each other, but I have had some amazing coffee crusted steak in the last year and I decided I needed it in my life again. A quick trip to Walmart to grab some McCafé coffee for my steak crust and I was well on my way.
I live in an apartment, so I don’t have a grill. That doesn’t mean I can’t have an amazing steak though! If you’ve never cooked steak in the oven, you should try it. You may find that you prefer the oven to the grill (I do!) The trick to an amazing steak in the oven is to sear the steak on the stove top first. If you use an oven safe pan, you can go straight from the stove top to the oven and safe yourself a little clean up.
Crusting a steak is easy. You need four things: a steak, a crusting mixture, a little oil and high heat. For my crusting mixture, I chose to use McCafé Breakfast Blend ground coffee. I like that the flavor is full, but not bitter. There are 8 flavors of McCafé coffee to chose from, so if you want something with a bolder flavor, you could use that instead. Once you’ve seared your steak and have a nice crust going, you’re only going to need a few minutes in the oven under the broiler to finish off your steak.
It’s important to let your steak rest for about 5 minutes after coming out of the oven before you slice it. You want the juices to redistribute. It’ll give you a more tender, more juicy steak. The coffee crusted steak pairs wonderfully with steamed veggies for a delicious, balanced meal in less than 15 minutes!
- 2 Sirloin Strip Steaks (or any other cut of your choice)
- ½ cup McCafé Coffee grounds
- 1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Mix the coffee grounds, Garlic Salt and Pepper in a small bowl.
- Press your steak into the mixture to completely coat the steak.
- Turn oven on "broil" setting.
- In an oven-safe skillet large enough to hold both steaks, not touching, heat your olive oil over high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add the steaks to the pan.
- Cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes until the steak seared out the outside and has released from the bottom of the pan.
- Cook the second side and additional 2-3 minutes.
- Transfer your pan to the oven.
- Broil the steak on the top rack for 3-4 minutes.
- Flip the steak and broil for an additional 3-4 minutes.
- If you prefer your steak medium or less, adjust the broiling time accordingly. Your steak will cook very quickly under the broiler.
If you want to try my Coffee Crusted Steak or any other coffee recipe on your list, you can pick up one of the 8 flavors of McCafé coffee available at your local Walmart. McCafé coffee is made with 100% Arabica Beans, harvested from the rich soils and mountainous regions of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world. McCafé coffee is available in both ground bags and coffee pods.
McCafé helps me start my day by giving me a little bit of comfort before jumping into my hectic world. What’s your favorite way to enjoy coffee? Do you have an amazing recipe using coffee that I just *have* to try? Share it with us!