Coffee crusted steak bites, yep, you heard me right. If you haven’t tried a coffee rub on your steak you are missing out on amazing flavor. I first introduced this coffee rub recipe in my coffee rub prime rib recipe for Christmas dinner a few years ago. This rub creates so much flavor I could eat it for days. You don’t really taste the coffee itself, but you’ll definitely be coming back for more. For these steak bites I used filets in order to get the most tender portions of meat. As you can see in the picture, I also like my steak medium-rare, so if a more well-done steak is your preference, feel free to adjust the cooking time.
I also paired a homemade horseradish sauce with these coffee crusted steak bites, which was also introduced with the coffee rub prime rib recipe. There’s just something about a creamy horseradish sauce paired with this rub that creates the most amazing flavor. This homemade horseradish sauce is also so good that I found myself finding excused to eat it with everything, chicken, bread, you name it I was pairing it with it.
Just look at that crust on that steak. Mmmmm perfection. To get this crust you’ll want to cook the steak fillets in a cast iron skillet on the stove, then place into the oven for just a few minutes until you reach your desired temperature. One note of warning, cooking steak inside on a cast iron skillet will produce a lot of smoke, so be prepared. I always like to warn my readers because it can be a little overwhelming if it’s not expected. However, it’s all well worth it in the end.
Coffee Crusted Steak Bites:
Coffee Crusted Steak Bites
Have you tried coffee rub on steak? It's a magical rub that creates the most mouthwatering steak you'll ever taste! These coffee crusted steak bites are the perfect appetizer for your next party. And you can't forget the homemade horseradish sauce to go with these bites! #steak #appetizer #coffeerub
- 1/4 cup dark coffee dry grounds
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dry mustard powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tbsp cane or coconut sugar
- 2-3 6 oz steak filets
- 4 tbsp Grass-fed butter for cooking
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to broil.
Before starting on the steak, combine the horseradish ingredients in a small bowl, stirring to combine, and place in the refrigerator until time to serve.
In a small bowl, add the coffee rub dry ingredients and mix to combine. Heavily coat all sides of each fillet with the dry rub.
Preheat your cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter to skillet and let melt. Place the steak fillets into the heated skillet and cook until a crust has formed on each side, about 1 minute per side.
Place the entire skillet into the preheated oven and cook until they reach the desired doneness, about 4-5 minutes for medium-rare. Using tongs, flip the steaks about half-way through. Remove from oven and let rest for 3-5 minutes.
Cut each fillet into small bite-sized chunks. Add serving toothpicks to each bite, then serve with the homemade horseradish.
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