Coffee-Chili Rubbed Flank Steak with Peppers and Onions

Total Time
35 min
25 min
10 min
Coffee and chili-rubbed grilled veggies and meat are a delicious warm-weather dinner. Serve with salad and rice on the side.


chili powder

1 Tbsp

instant espresso

1 Tbsp, powder

kosher salt

2 tsp

unpacked brown sugar

1 tsp

dry mustard

½ tsp

dried coriander leaf

½ tsp

black pepper

½ tsp

ground cinnamon

1 pinch

ground cloves

1 pinch

cayenne pepper

1 pinch

uncooked lean flank steak

1 pound(s)

uncooked bell pepper(s)

2 item(s), medium, red, yellow, or orange, seeded, cut in rings

uncooked red onion(s)

1 medium, sliced into 1/4-inch rings

cooking spray

4 spray(s)


  1. Stir together chili powder, espresso powder, salt, sugar, dry mustard, coriander, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves and cayenne in a small bowl; season both sides of steak with half of spice mixture.
  2. Place pepper rings and onion slices in a large bowl; coat lightly with cooking spray and toss with remaining spice mixture.
  3. Off heat, coat a grill rack or grill pan with cooking spray. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  4. Grill steak and vegetables, flipping once, until steak registers 145°F (for medium rare or longer to desired degree of doneness) and peppers and onions are tender, 4-5 minutes per side.
  5. Slice steak against grain; serve drizzled with juices from cutting board, grilled vegetables and a squirt of fresh lime juice.
  6. Serving Size: 3 oz steak, 1/2 cup vegetables

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