This was a great rub. Give it a try! As always, simple and delicious.
Chili and Coffee Rubbed Steaks
1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
1/4 cup freshly ground coffee (Martin2 and I walked to Starbucks and picked out a bold Italian Roast, got a Turkish grind and that worked perfectly)
1 1/2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 Tablespoon coarse ground pepper
1-1 1/2# flank steak (or whatever steak you desire)
1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
2. Blot the steaks dry. Brush the meat with a little canola oil. Spread the coffee rub on a baking sheet and roll the steaks in the mixture to coat, using about 1 tablespoon per steak. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour but no longer-otherwise, the meat will begin to cure.
3. Preheat a grill to medium high. Drizzle a little canola oil on both sides of each steak, then grill 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium rare.
4. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and let rest 15 minutes before slicing. YUMMY!