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Coffee and Chili Rubbed Steak Tip Skewers

Try this recipe for Coffee and Chili Rubbed Steak Tip Skewers at your next tailgating party
Coffee and Chili-Rubbed Steak Tip Skewers

Community Coffee

The coffee rub gives these steak skewers a rich, almost chocolaty taste. Grill them outside if weather permits or bring the party indoors with the convenience of an indoor grill. — Angela Carlos

Recipe Courtesy of Community Coffee.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 1/2 Pounds beef fillet or skirt steak, cut into 1/4” to 1/2” cubes
  • 20 skewers, metal or bamboo (note: bamboo must be soaked in cold water for at least 30 mins)
  • 4 Teaspoons chili powder
  • 6 Teaspoons ground dark roast coffee, such as Community Coffee
  • 4 Teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon cilantro, ground
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 4 Teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 Teaspoons dark brown sugar, tightly packed


Cut beef into cubes and skewer 4 cubes on to each skewer.

In a small bowl, make dry rub by combining chili powder, coffee, brown sugar, mustard, cilantro, salt, pepper and garlic.

Evenly coat each meat skewer with dry rub.

Cook on charcoal or gas grill for about 6 to 10 minutes (medium-high heat) or sear in a cast iron skillet with one tablespoon of olive oil for about 7 to 12 minutes (medium-high heat). When cooked, serve with your favorite BBQ or steak sauce.

Chili Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Chili Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.

Chili Wine Pairing

Malbec, syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, primitivo, or carménère for meat-based chili; Riesling, gewürztraminer, muscat, or torrontés for vegetarian or poultry-based chili.