Coffee Crusted Filet Mignon with a Jalapeno Coffee Reduction Recipe

Coffee Crusted Filet Mignon with a Jalapeno Coffee Reduction Recipe

Spicy and hearty this filet mignon recipe is sure to satisfy the steak and coffee connoisseur(s) in your life who want a little something different for dinner. 

Ingredients

 

8 Filet Mignon steaks, 8 oz. each

Dry rub
1/2 cup ground coffee
1/4 cup ground black pepper
2 Tbs garlic powder
1 Tbs kosher salt
1 Tbs brown sugar

Reduction
1 cup brewed coffee
1 cup beef stock
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions

 

To prepare the steaks: Combine the coffee, black pepper, garlic powder, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. Coat all sides of the steaks with the coffee mixture and let rest for 30 minutes.

To prepare the reduction: Heat a small sauce pan over medium heat and add 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil. Add the jalapeno and sauté for two minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until reduce to 1/4 of its original volume.

Prepare the grill for direct high heating. Grill the steaks to desired doneness. Remove the steaks from the grill and let rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. Plate with 1 Tbs of the reduction for each steak.

 

Filet Mignon Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Filet Mignon Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.