Cedar-Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Coffee Rub

Cedar-Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Coffee Rub
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

A sweet, spicy coffee rub makes a delicious complement to steaks.

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6
Servings
301
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon finely ground espresso
  • 2 Teaspoons chile powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 Teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 Pounds flat iron steaks, each 1 1/4 pounds each
  • 2 Teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

Take 1 very large or 2 or more smaller cedar planks for grilling and soak them in water at least 3 hours prior to grilling.

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

Prepare a grill for high-heat cooking. When very hot, bank the coals on 1 side of the grill, leaving one side free of coals. If using a gas grill, turn the burner off on 1 side. Have a spray bottle filled with water handy. Heat cedar planks on cool side of grill for 3 minutes and remove from grill, brush 1 side lightly with oil and set aside.

Grill steaks on the hot side of the grill until just seared, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer the steaks to oiled sides of planks and place planks near (but not over, if possible) hot zone on grill. Close the grill, cover, and cook until the 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 and rest the steaks on planks 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
129mg
43%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
42g
91%
Vitamin A, RAE
28µg
4%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
122mg
29%
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
429mg
61%
Selenium, Se
47µg
85%
Sodium, Na
178mg
12%
Water
141g
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.