Coffee-marinated steak

You may have heard of tea-smoked chicken or ham cooked in cola, but we love coffee-marinated meat. The coffee imparts a deeply savoury, earthy flavour that complements beef (or pork) beautifully. Sounds eccentric, but tastes incredible. 


2 rib-eye or sirloin steaks (2cm thick)
1⁄2 tbsp olive oil

For the coffee marinade:

1 tbsp soy sauce
100ml espresso, cooled
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp light brown soft sugar 


1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a large resealable freezer bag. Add the steaks; leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

2. When you’re ready to cook the steaks, put a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Remove the steaks from the marinade and pat dry well on kitchen paper. Brush lightly with oil, season well and fry for
2-3 minutes on each side for medium-rare (or until cooked to your liking). Rest for 5 minutes under a loose sheet of foil, before slicing to serve. 

Coffee-marinated steak
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes, plus marinating
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes, plus marinating

Serves: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,672kJ
Fat 28.1g
Saturated Fat 10.7g
Carbohydrate 4.6g
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 32.6g
Salt 0.6g
Fibre trace fibre

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This recipe was first published in Mon Mar 07 11:32:36 GMT 2016.