Cedar-Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Coffee Rub

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

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

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Ready in
30 m, plus 3 h prep
6
Servings
315
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
129mg
43%
Protein
38g
76%
Carbs
3g
1%
Vitamin A
20µg
2%
Vitamin B12
8µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
40.2%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.4%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
28mg
3%
Fiber
0.3g
1.3%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
2%
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
41mg
10%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
37%
Phosphorus
379mg
54%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
662mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
28.1%
Sodium
461mg
19%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.2%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
14mg
95%

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