Espresso Rubbed Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

This Argentinian Espresso Rubbed Steak recipe features a delicious espresso and spice rub and fresh, homemade chimichurri sauce for a tasty meal.

This Argentinian Espresso Rubbed Steak recipe features a delicious espresso and spice rub and fresh, homemade chimichurri sauce for a tasty meal.

Generally speaking, the husband and I like to eat healthy meals to pretend we are offsetting the excessive caffeine consumption, beer calories, and late-night Netflix marathons.

Other times, you just have to throw caution to the wind and eat a juicy, delicious, piece of red meat.

Oh, heavens.

Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a rich and meaty coffee rubbed steak with a glass of red wine. It’s good for you in an entirely different way than kale, lentils, or blueberries.

This Argentinian Espresso Rub Steak recipe features a delicious espresso and spice rub and fresh, homemade chimichurri sauce for a tasty meal.


You’re probably wondering about the espresso rub, aren’t you? Well, it’s magic.

The espresso steak rub tenderizes the meat and adds a robust and earthy flavor to the steak.

The steak is first scored by a sharp knife before you massage an espresso, chili powder, garlic, pepper, and oregano mixture into the shallow crevasses.

After being grilled over medium-high heat, you’ll top the steak with a fresh and fragrant Argentinian-inspired Chimichurri sauce made from parsley, cilantro, oregano, red wine vinegar, and olive oil.

This Chimichurri Steak is surely best served with a side of potatoes…. click this following link for the recipe for these fluffy and crispy potatoes!

This Argentinian Coffee Rub Steak recipe features a delicious espresso and spice rub and fresh, homemade chimichurri sauce for a tasty meal.


After eating this meal the husband not only did ALL the dishes for me, but he also gave me full control over the remote control for the rest of the evening.

Although, to be fair, he almost always does the dishes and I almost always monopolize the remote.

The point is that this steak is absurdly tender, juicy, and delicious.

So just make it, okay?

Here’s the Recipe!

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Espresso Rubbed steak on a white plate.

Espresso Rubbed Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Let the bold and savory notes of Espresso Rubbed Steak, perfectly balanced with a tangy chimichurri sauce. This coffee rubbed steak will transport you straight to the heart of Argentina's culinary tradition.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Latin
Diet: Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Linda
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For the Steak

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless sirloin steak - about four medium-sized steaks, fat trimmed
  • 1 tsp. instant espresso coffee powder
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano - crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

For the Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1/2 c. fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 c. fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3-4 garlic cloves - peeled
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Remove the steaks from cold storage and let them come to room temperature for 15-30 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the espresso powder, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, and black pepper. Rub the room-temperature steaks with the spice mixture and set aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Chimichurri sauce. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the parsley, cilantro, garlic cloves, dried oregano, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Measure out the olive oil in a liquid measuring cup. Turn the processor or blender on, then slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the contents reach a sauce-like consistency. Set aside to let the flavors mingle.
  • Prepare a medium-high heat grill or heat a grill pan coated with non-stick spray. Dust the steaks with the kosher salt, then grill for 5-8 minutes per side or until done to your liking.
  • Cover with foil and let rest in a cutting board for 5-10 minutes before carving crosswise into thick strips. Spoon and top with Chimichurri sauce. You can serve it warm with fluffy and crispy potatoes!


Storage Info:
Store the Espresso Rubbed Steak with chimichurri sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator; it will remain fresh for up to 3-4 days. You can freeze the steak, but it's best to do so without the sauce for optimal texture, and it will last up to 3 months.
Reheating is possible either in a microwave or skillet over medium heat, but be cautious to avoid overcooking. Gently reheating in a skillet is recommended for the best texture, especially if the steak was previously frozen.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1231mg | Potassium: 1019mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5311IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 7mg

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