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
292
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
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
126mg
42%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
41g
89%
Vitamin A, RAE
31µg
4%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
31mg
3%
Choline, total
121mg
28%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
12mg
86%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
427mg
61%
Selenium, Se
47µg
85%
Sodium, Na
222mg
15%
Water
143g
5%
Zinc, Zn
10mg
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.

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