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Cowboy Flank Steak

Oxmoor House
Prep time 3 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Other time 5 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces steak)
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
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 181
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 8.2 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • monofat 3.3 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 24.2 g
  • carbohydrate 0.9 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 40 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 393 mg
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.

  5. Serve with: Mini Cheddar Potato Skins

Cook's Notes

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