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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!

Espresso-Rubbed Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Espresso Rubbed Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

This Argentinian Espresso Rubbed Steak recipe features a delicious espresso and spice rub and fresh, homemade chimichurri sauce for a tasty meal.
4.7 from 13 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Latin
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 671kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

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 Tbsp 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

Instructions

  • Remove the steaks from cold storage and let 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 liquids measuring cup. Turn the processor blender on, then slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the contents reach a sauce-like mixture. Set aside to let the flavors mingle.
  • Prepare a medium-high heat grill, or heat a use a grill pan coated with non-stick spray. Dust the steaks with the kosher salt, then grill 5-8 minutes per side or until done to your liking.
  • Cover with foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes before carving crosswise into thick strips. Top with Chimichurri sauce and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Espresso Rubbed Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
671
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
52
g
80
%
Saturated Fat
 
13
g
81
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
34
g
Cholesterol
 
156
mg
52
%
Sodium
 
1252
mg
54
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Protein
 
47
g
94
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

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