When thinking about what to do with coffee for a main dish, I immediately knew I would use beef. I considered a coffee rub, but I was scared the flavor would be too strong. So I opted for a marinade, searched the internet, and found one on Allrecipes.com. I made a couple tweaks, and it was juicy and delicious! My husband, the steak connoisseur, admitted it was a pretty good taste.
FYI: This MUST be a multi-hour marinade. Eight to 24 hours is ideal.
Try it this weekend!
SESAME-COFFEE STEAK MARINADE
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp butter
1 medium onion, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup strong brewed coffee
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp hot sauce (I used Tabasco)
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 lbs top sirloin steak
Saute sesame seed, onion and garlic in butter over medium-high heat in a skillet. In a Ziplock bag, combine coffee, soy sauce, hot sauce, Worcestershire, sesame mixture and steak. Marinate 8-24 hours. Best when grilled medium or medium-rare.
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg