Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 to 6

It's an unusual combination, but when coffee and chile mingle with meat, the flavor is extraordinary. The relish adds an exclamation point.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill to medium-high (350° to 450°). In a small bowl, combine coffee, chile powder, 2 tsp. salt, and the brown sugar. Rub all over steak and let sit. Rub green chiles, apple, and onion with oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Grill steak, turning once (dry rub on meat will be very dark), 8 to 10 minutes total for medium-rare. Meanwhile, grill chiles, apple, and onion until lightly charred all over, 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer everything to a cutting board, tent steak with foil, and let rest 5 minutes. Meanwhile, chop chiles, apple, and onion and transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in oregano and lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Thinly slice steak against the grain and top with chile-apple relish.

Step 5

*Find ancho chile powder at well-stocked grocery stores.

Ratings & Reviews

Alysnana's Review

February 19, 2014
I made this for dinner last week and served it with Trader Joe's Brown Rice Medley mix and the Kumquat Salad from the same Feb 2014 Sunset issue. RAVE reviews -- and it was so easy. All the prep could be done ahead so the last minute rush was eliminated and I could enjoy my guests. The relish was yummy and next time I will double it because it makes great leftovers with the meat. I couldn't find skirt steak so used carne asada cut but I think next time will just use a london broil.

amybrowntown's Review

February 10, 2014
Easy and delicious, plus the relish elevates the dish and makes it elegant enough for company.