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Chile-Coffee Rub

  • Yield: Makes 1/2 cup
Chile-Coffee Rub

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2011


  • 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. In a small airtight container, combine chile powder, espresso powder, sugar, cinnamon, and pepper. Cover and shake well to combine. Store at room temperature, up to 1 month.

Cook's Note

To Use, heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Rub 1/4 cup mixture on both sides of a 2-pound flank steak; season with coarse salt. Grill about 7 minutes per side for medium-rare, flipping once.

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