Grilled Sirloin with a Coffee Bean-Peppercorn Crust

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A double jolt of coffee comes from crushed beans in the crust and coffee in the vinaigrette—an eye-opening dish with tons of flavor. Make it a meal: Serve with grilled zucchini and summer squash.

Grilled Sirloin with a Coffee Bean-Peppercorn Crust
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients
  • 2 small cloves garlic

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons strong freshly brewed coffee

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons whole coffee beans, (not flavored beans)

  • 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns

  • 1 1-pound beef sirloin steak (about 1 inch thick), trimmed of fat

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Directions
  1. Prepare grill.

  2. Smash and peel 1 of the garlic cloves. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and mash into a paste with a chef’s knife. Transfer to a small bowl and whisk in brewed coffee and vinegar. Season with ground pepper and set the vinaigrette aside.

  3. Place coffee beans and peppercorns on a cutting board; coarsely crush with the bottom of a heavy pan. Mix the crushed coffee beans and peppercorns together and set aside.

  4. Cut the remaining clove of garlic in half and rub the cut side over both sides of the steak. Rub oil over the surface and coat with the coffee-peppercorn mixture, pressing it into the meat.

  5. Salt the steak and grill until it reaches desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare.

  6. Transfer the steak to a clean cutting board and let it rest for a few minutes before carving into thin slices across the grain. Fan the meat on plates and drizzle with the reserved vinaigrette.

  7. Makes 4 servings.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
156
Added Sugars
0g
Carbohydrates
2g
Cholesterol
60mg
Dietary Fiber
0g
Fat
6g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Potassium
316mg
Protein
23g
Saturated Fat
2g
Sodium
119mg
Bonus
Selenium (37% daily value)
Zinc (28% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Exchanges
3 lean meat

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8 replies

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-07-24 09:29:37 -0500 Report

Even though I don't care much for balsamic I will try it as I love coffee & peppercorns. All I see is the steak, no other food with it.

Zoitsa
Zoitsa 2014-07-22 17:30:51 -0500 Report

The recipe is fine; what I object to is the photo which shows it accompanied by hash browns and 2! pieces of toast.