Instant coffee granules may seem like an odd ingredient to use in a meat rub, but we found that it actually deepens the flavor. The coffee also helps caramelize the steak's surface, sealing in its natural juices and creating a tastier, more tender bite.
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
How to Make It
Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a small whisk until blended. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper; rub steak with spice mixture. Place steak on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
Broil steak 4 inches from heat 12 minutes or until desired degree of doneness (do not turn steak). Remove steak from oven; loosely cover with foil, and let stand 5 minutes.
Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.
Serve with: Mini Cheddar Potato Skins
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This is a great recipe. I followed it exactly and made the suggested potato skins and they paired very well. It is very easy to make and takes very little time and effort. Certainly a more lively way to use what can sometimes be a boring cut of meat!
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