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

Kate Washington
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com

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Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 to 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; calories from fat 49%; protein 21g; fat 12g; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 3.4g; fiber 0.4g; sodium 571mg; cholesterol 48mg.