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Coffee-Rubbed Ribeye Steaks

Love red eye gravy? Cut out the middle man and let coffee and beef meet face-to-face. Massage ribeyes with homemade coffee spice rub and garnish with ooey-gooey coffee garlic butter.


Coffee Spice Rub:
1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons mustard powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon ancho chili powder or other mild chile powder
1 tablespoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons very finely ground coffee beans

Coffee Garlic Butter:
½ cup butter, unsalted, softened
1 teaspoon seasoning mix from above
½ tsp garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced parsley

4 each 12-14 oz. Swift ribeye steaks

Farro and Kale Salad
Farro can be found in the Italian section of many stores. Whole-wheat berries can be substituted.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup farro grain
4 cups water
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic minced
¼ cup pecans, lightly toasted
¼ cup dry sour cherries, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups baby kale leaves, washed


  1. Combine seasonings for rub until well mixed.
  2. This can be done in advance, and stored in airtight container until use.
  3. Prepare coffee garlic butter. Mix all ingredients together in small bowl until combined. Set aside at room temperature, or make in advance and store refrigerated until ready to use.
  4. Rub the steaks generously with coffee spice rub. Set aside steaks while you prepare farro.
  5. In saucepan, heat olive oil. Add farro and cook while stirring for 3-4 minutes until just beginning to brown. Add garlic, salt and pepper.
  6. Add water to farro and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook farro for 25 to 40 min until grains are tender but still chewy. Drain any excess water, and set farro in salad bowl. Add pecans, cherries, olive oil and lemon juice. Toss mixture well to coat grains. Toss in kale leaves just before serving. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  7. Grill steaks over medium-high heat to desired doneness. To serve place farro salad on plate, set steak askew on salad and add a spoon of the coffee garlic butter onto the steak. Enjoy!

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