Cedar Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Coffee Rub

Cedar Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Coffee Rub
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Whole Foods Market

A sweet, spicy coffee rub makes a delicious complement to steaks. Cooked over a hot grill and these steaks pack on a punch of flavor.

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6
Servings
1009
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon finely ground Allegro Espresso Sierra or other dark coffee
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 pounds flat iron steaks, each 1 1/4 pounds
  • 1 very large or 2 or more smaller cedar planks for grilling, soaked in water at least 3 hours
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for oiling planks

Directions

Combine sugar, coffee, chili powder, cayenne and salt. Cut steak to fit on cedar planks if necessary. Brush steak with 2 teaspoons oil; sprinkle all over with coffee rub and press to adhere. Set aside.

Prepare a grill for high-heat cooking. When very hot, bank coals on one side of grill, leaving one side free of coals; if using a gas grill, turn burner off on one side. Have a spray bottle filled with water handy. Heat cedar planks on cool side of grill for 3 minutes; remove from grill, brush one side lightly with oil and set aside.

Grill steaks on hot side of grill until just seared, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to oiled sides of planks and place planks near (but not over, if possible) hot zone on grill; close grill cover and cook until steaks reach desired doneness, 8 to 12 minutes for medium-rare. Spray edges of planks with water if they catch fire. Remove planks from grill; rest steaks on planks 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
53g
76%
Sugar
102g
100%
Saturated Fat
22g
92%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
108g
83%
Protein
25g
54%
Vitamin A, RAE
877µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
114mg
100%
Vitamin E, added
13mg
87%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
79µg
88%
Calcium, Ca
1010mg
100%
Choline, total
119mg
28%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
152µg
38%
Iron, Fe
17mg
94%
Magnesium, Mg
108mg
34%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Phosphorus, P
805mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
28µg
51%
Sodium, Na
392mg
26%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
14µg
93%
Water
10g
0%
Zinc, Zn
11mg
100%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.