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Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Steak

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Surprisingly delicious fusion of coffee and cinnamon. Garnish steaks with whole coffee beans and whole cinnamon sticks."
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55 m servings 522
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Sift ground espresso beans, brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Generously coat all sides of each steak with espresso mixture. Place steaks on a plate and refrigerate for flavors to blend, about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat; add canola oil. Place steaks in the hot oil and cook until bottom of each steak is browned, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Flip steaks and place skillet in the preheated oven.
  4. Cook the steaks in the preheated oven to your desired degree of doneness, 4 to 5 minutes for medium-rare. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Cover skillet with a tented piece of aluminum foil and let steaks rest for at least 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Ground strong coffee beans can be used in place of espresso beans, if desired.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 522 calories; 25.9 23.1 47.3 143 107 Full nutrition

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Made as written except that I cut back to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon because a little goes a long way in this house and I grilled instead of baked. Not really sure how to rate this because I did not...

Delish...made it with a roast. The coffee and chilly flavour was perfect.

It wasn't too great. Tasted like cinnamon coffee and nothing else. Also, my steaks we're undercooked and not crusty, and I cooked them for an extra few minutes, including some time under the bro...