Balsamic vinegar and coffee? On a steak?
I was flipping through a magazine the other day, when I came across a Hawaiian recipe that used a Kona Blend Coffee in a rub for steak. I thought it was weird, but I like weird, so I gave it a try.
Of course, I didn't have Kona coffee in my pantry, just plain old Maxwell House, but I used it anyway. Trust me, when I say, you will be glad I did. It is delicious! You don't even taste the coffee, but it must help tenderize the steak because ours was like butter.
Try this recipe as soon as you can, you won't regret it.
- 3 lb. London broil steak
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon coffee grounds
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Remove steak from the freezer the day before you want to use it. Place the unwrapped steak into a Ziploc bag. Pour balsamic vinegar into the bag with the steak. Refrigerate overnight.
Remove the steak and place it on a large plate or platter.
Combine kosher salt, brown sugar, coffee grounds and ground black pepper in a small bowl.
Rub the mixture onto both sides of the steak. Allow the steak to sit and absorb the flavors for 30 to 40 minutes.
Preheat the grill to 450°F or medium temperature.
Grill the steak for 8 minutes on each side for medium rare or 10 minutes on each side for medium well.
Serve with Spicy French Fries and Cucumber - Tomato Salad.
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